13-Year-Old Girl Bitten by Shark Off Central Florida Waters | NBC 6 South Florida

13-Year-Old Girl Bitten by Shark Off Central Florida Waters

Authorities said this is the sixth shark bite of the season.

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    Authorities said a 13-year-old girl was treated and released after being bitten by a shark in the waters off central Florida.

    Alexandra Masterson, from Boca Raton, was body-surfing Sunday afternoon in New Smyrna Beach when she felt something hit her, according to the Sun Sentinel.

    She told the Sentinel she initially thought she had been bitten by a turtle on the calf, because it didn't hurt too badly, but doctors treating her told her she was likely bitten by a spinner shark.

    Beachgoers were allowed into the water about 30 minutes later, according to NBC affiliate WESH.

    This was the sixth shark bite of the season in Volusia County.

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