Boy Accidentally Jumps On Shark

15-Year-Old Hospitalized After Being Bitten By Shark

POSTED: 3:56 pm EDT July 23, 2008
UPDATED: 5:07 pm EDT July 23, 2008

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 15-year-old was hospitalized after he jumped off his surfboard and landed on a shark.

Officials said the boy was bitten by the shark in about 10 feet of water near the 2700 block of North Atlantic Avenue.

When the 15-year-old landed on the shark, he was bitten.

The cuts on his foot and leg were so severe that he will have to have an operation on his right foot.

He may have suffered tendon damage, Local 6 reported.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.