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2 recovering from shark bites off Florida coast

A 12-year-old boy and a 71-year-old man both were bitten by sharks on Monday.
A 12-year-old Florida boy and a 71-year-old man are recovering after being bitten by sharks in two separate encounters on Monday.
A 12-year-old Florida boy and a 71-year-old man are recovering after being bitten by sharks in two separate encounters on Monday. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Jun. 15
Updated Jun. 15

DAYTONA BEACH — A 12-year-old Florida boy and a 71-year-old man are recovering after being bitten by sharks in two separate encounters on Monday.

Volusia County officials told WESH that the man was standing in knee-deep water in New Smyrna Beach when he was bitten on his right foot.

The boy was bitten after jumping off his surfboard in waist-deep water when a shark bit him in the right calf.

The man was treated on the scene, while the boy was taken to a nearby hospital.