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Boy, 10, Bitten by Shark at Daytona Beach Shores

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A 10-year-old boy was bitten by a shark at Daytona Beach Shores in Florida Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The boy, who was visiting from Georgia, suffered minor lacerations after he was bitten on the calf just after 1 p.m., Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue spokeswoman Tamra Marris said.

He was treated and released at the scene.

The boy was in chest deep water when the incident occurred, Marris said. A lifeguard who was in the area responded.

Marris said the beaches would stay open.

It was the fourth reported shark bite in Volusia County this year, according to WESH.

Last week, a 10-year-old boy was bitten by a shark at Cocoa Beach in Brevard County.

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