There have been reports of two shark attacks over the weekend at New Smyrna Beach in Volusia, Fla. as two men have been bitten in separate incidents. ABC News reported the attacks on Sept. 9, which turned a Saturday at the beach into a frightful experience.
As he was sitting in the water trying to cool off, Marco Cardiel said that he felt the three to four foot shark bite down on his leg. "I was sitting on the ocean floor for about 15 seconds and felt some pressure and then the shark latched on to my leg," he dished to ABC News .
Thankfully, Cardiel managed to break his leg free from the shark’s mouth, leaving a fragment of its tooth behind. The victim now has proof of his horrid fish tale to tell his grandchildren.
Around the same time, another man was surfing and as he fell off his surfboard, he got bit by a shark that he supposedly stepped on. These men were both in approximately three feet of shallow water. They were treated for non-life threatening injuries at a nearby hospital and are now recovering from the shark attacks.
Surfers tend to gravitate to this area however, so do the sharks at this time of the year as they are in waiting for those yummy fish to roll in with the tides at the Florida beach. This is why a purple flag was put up to let beach goers know of the danger that they could incur in the water.
The bottom line is that to avoid any type of shark attacks, stay out of the water when you see the purple flag. That is a good indication that there may be a shark looking for their next meal.