A 64-year-old woman was bitten in the foot on Friday While kayaking on a beach in New Smyrna Beach (Northeast Florida, USA), he had to be transferred to a hospital in the area.
The shark attack occurred early in the morning, when the woman was sitting on a plank 8 or 10 feet (2.5-3.05 meters) south of the aforementioned beach pier, the local Channel 6 collected.
The woman sustained injuries to her foot, and the severity of the injuries remains unknown..
Around The first shark attack was recorded this year In the province of Volusia where the beach is located.
The United States topped the world in the number of unprovoked shark attacks in 2020, With 33 confirmed cases, according to the annual report of the International Shark Attack (ISAF) file of the University of Florida, in Gainesville (north of the state).
These cases represent 33 58% of the global total, Down from 2019, when 64% of unexplained attacks worldwide occurred in US waters.
Within the United States, Florida, with a total of 16 attacks in 2020 (no deaths), topped the global list in the number of shark bites.It was his first position in decades.
Beach New Smyrna Beach Informally known as’The capital of the shark attack in the worldAccording to the series CNN, Because it usually records most of the Florida shark attacks.
Located on the east coast, An hour from Orlando in Volusia County, Which is the area that receives More than 10 million visitors a year despite the existence of The highest rate of shark attacks in the world.
There are 27 kilometers of fine white sand To sunbathe and enjoy a day at the beach. A good place to spend your vacation as it has all types of accommodation, from hotels to lodges. Also with a variety of beachfront homes and vacation rentals.
In its surroundings there are many options for outdoor recreation, including fishing, sailing, golf, hiking, and water sports such as swimming, diving, windsurfing, and windsurfing.
(With information from EFE)