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Florida man describes shark attack off Daytona Beach waters

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A Florida man is speaking out after reportedly being bitten by a shark in the waters off Daytona Beach on Monday.

Bryan Olivares, 33, told WESH on Wednesday that the shark had bitten his footslicing a tendon and puncturing an artery.

“I tried to swim on my back and then I saw the blood,” Olivares, of Orlando, told the station.

A lifeguard came to help and Olivares was transported to the hospital where he had emergency surgery.

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WESH said he is recovering at home.

This is the Sixth shark bite of the seasonaccording to Acesparks 35.

Volusia County is the so-called “shark bite capital of the world.”

In 2021, data from the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File (ISAF) shows that 60% of bites in the US occurred in Florida.

A shark runs into the lens of a photographer during an outing with scuba company Emerald Charters off Jupiter Inlet, Florida, May 18, 2022.

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Those cases represent 38% of unprovoked shark bites worldwide.

In 2021, 17 bites occurred in Volusia County, none of which were fatal.

A severe bleeding emergency first aid kit on Newcomb Hollow Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

There was a 42% increase in national bites compared to 2020.

This year, no shark attacks have resulted in the death of a victim.

An increase in shark sightings has closed beaches up the East Coast.

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