Ohio Tourist Attacked and Bitten by Shark While Playing at Florida Beach

Authorities in Florida reported that on July 4th, a tourist from Ohio was bitten by a shark while the man was tossing a football in water up to his knees at a beach. The 21-year-old Ohioan was reportedly bit on the right foot at New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

When sharks detect schools of fish, turtles, or stingrays, they will go into shallower water to catch them. According to experts, sharks may be fooled into biting humans if they see a lot of movement, dazzling jewelry, or a human hand or foot in the center of a gathering of fish they are chasing.

According to the police, the attack took place around 4 p.m. on Independence Day.  The individual was sent to a medical facility for treatment after sustaining injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Four individuals were hurt on a Texas beach on the same day.

The U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area and the South Padre Island Police Department and that four individuals were hurt in the confrontation with the marine predator off the southern coast of the state of Texas.

Following Florida’s recent designation as the world’s shark capital, the 21-year-old had an encounter with a shark.

There have been 351 unprovoked shark attacks in Volusia County, Florida, since 1882, according to the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History. This makes the state of Florida the global leader in shark bites.

Among the most deadly sharks, Tiger sharks and Great Whites stand out for their hostile demeanor and many assaults on humans.

Its size and the adaptations, like larger jaws and stronger teeth,  allow it to grow so large. Any shark with a length of more than 6 feet poses a danger to humans. Even if these sharks aren’t actively seeking after human flesh, a single bite might result in catastrophic injuries.

Marine biologists claim that fewer than 10% of the countless species of sharks have been linked to attacks on humans.