Surfer, 40, who was bitten after falling on a 6-foot shark, is the 11th person to survive an attack on Florida Beach as & # 39; shark bite capital of the world & # 39;
- A shark bit of Don Walsh, 40, on Tuesday, August 27 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
- He fell off the board before landing on the shark that bit his leg and hand
- Walsh fell off his surfboard and landed on a six-meter-long shark
- He received stitches from the Ocean Rescue Crew on site
- Walsh is the 11th person to survive a shark attack on the beach, where swimmers are never more than 10 feet away from a shark
A Florida man survived a shark attack this week after he had fallen off his surfboard in the midst of the sky and landed on a bite-happy shark of 6.5 feet.
Don Walsh was surfing on New Smyrna Beach, Florida on Tuesday morning, when the incident occurred.
Walsh, who is a chiropractor in Brevard County, had taken the day off from work and had surfed for several hours that morning.
According to The Daytona Beach News Journal, the 40-year-old was planning to go home, but decided to catch a few last waves.
Don Walsh, 40, survived a shark attack on Tuesday after falling off his surfboard and on top of the shark
Around 11.55 a.m., Walsh caught some serious air on a wave and caught a nasty fall in the air on a 6.5-foot long shark.
Walsh told Fox news: & # 39; Waved and stopped en route and landed on a shark and the next thing I knew, he bit my leg, bit my hand. & # 39;
The type of shark is unknown, but Walsh said Click on Orlando he believes it has been a bull shark
Tamra Malphurs, of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, told The Dayton Beach News Journal that Walsh landed on the shark in waist-deep water and got bitten.
& # 39; It felt like a freight train hit me and the first thing I could think of was to literally push it away from me and as soon as it happened, & # 39; he said Orlando News 6.
& # 39; I grabbed my board and started to paddle as fast as I could. & # 39;
Walsh: & waved and stopped en route and landed on a shark and the next thing I knew was that he bit my leg, bit my hand & # 39;
The 6.5-foot shark bit from Walsh & # 39; s left leg and hand and left open wounds
Walsh was treated on site by Ocean Rescue Crews and did not have to undergo medical treatment in a hospital
The shark chewed on Walsh's left leg and hand and left open wounds and scratches.
He was treated on the spot by Ocean Rescues Crews and did not have to undergo medical treatment in a hospital.
Walsh plans to be cautious when surfing in the future, but said he won't keep the shark attack at bay.
He told Orlando News 6: & # 39; I'll be back as soon as the stitches come out and the wounds are closed, I'm going back in the water. & # 39;
Walsh: & # 39; I'll be back as soon as the stitches come out and the wounds are closed, I'm going back in the water & # 39;
New Smyrna Beach becomes the & # 39; shark bite capital of the world & # 39; and Walsh is the eleventh person to be attacked by a shark this summer
Walsh is the eleventh person who was involved in a shark attack on New Smyrna Beach this summer.
New Smyrna Beach becomes the & # 39; shark bite capital of the world & # 39; and NNational Geographic said that anyone who enters the water on Florida beach probably came within ten feet of a shark.
According to the Florida Museum of Natural History & # 39; s International Shark attack file, Florida leads the country last year in shark attacks and 24 percent of all unprovoked attacks in the world.
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