Surfer suffers bites to hand, leg after landing on shark in Florida beach, lifeguards say

A surfer at a Florida beach caught more than waves Tuesday after he landed on and was bitten by a 6-foot shark, according to Volusia County lifeguards.
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A surfer at a Florida beach caught more than waves Tuesday after he landed on and was bitten by a 6-foot shark, according to Volusia County lifeguards.

A surfer at a Florida beach caught more than waves Tuesday after he landed on and was bitten by a 6-foot shark, according to Volusia County lifeguards.

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Officials said Donald Walsh, 40, was bitten just before noon at New Smyrna Beach, WFTV-TV reported.

He was bitten on the left hand and leg after he caught a wave, jumped off his board and landed on the shark in waist-deep water, officials said.

Walsh was treated on the beach for the bites and refused transportation to a hospital.