Horror moment boy, 16, is attacked by SHARK while surfing off Florida beach known as world’s ‘bite capital’


THIS is the terrifying moment a teen was attacked by a shark while surfing off a beach in Florida that has been branded the world’s “bite capital”.

Doyle Nielsen, 16, was paddling all through the water off New Smyrna Beach on September 9 when the accident occurred.

Doyle was using the waves off Daytona Beach as sharks circled the watersCredit: Instagram/@doyfishy

Footage uploaded to Instagram reveals the finned beasts navigating by technique of the water as surfers tried to revenue from the sturdy currents left by Hurricane Larry.

One shark, regarded as spherical six toes extended, is also seen taking a nibble out of Doyle’s right arm as he’s trying to journey a wave.

The surfer is knocked off his board as he is seen floating all through the uneven waters.

Doyle manages to get as soon as extra on his paddleboard and swims as soon as extra to shore.

He was handled onshore by rescue crews, based totally on the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

The teen initially thought that one completely different surfer had hit him till others instructed him to get out of the water.

He instructed ABC News: “It felt like someone on their surfboard had come full speed directly at me and hit me super hard.”

The fearless teen wasn’t put off by the encounter as he acknowledged: “I’ll definitely be surfing again.”

The horrific moment was recorded by photographer Sam Scribner and uploaded to Instagram.

Scribner acknowledged: “Larry positively launched us good waves, nonetheless apparently the true locals of Ponce Inlet weren’t comfortable relating to the group.

“I positively don’t must villainize sharks, this is one issue that’s all too frequent all through the waters spherical Smyrna Beach.

“We are of their territory and typically these little (fortunately he was little) guys select to enact the stand your flooring regulation (no Glocks, merely enamel).”

The boy’s gran acknowledged she was “glad” Scribner captured the moment.

She posted: “It makes it even more scary seeing it. You’re an amazing photographer.”

New Smyrna Beach – merely south of Daytona Beach –  is known as the unofficial shark chew capital.


Volusia County boasts additional shark “attacks” than wherever on the earth.

Tyler Bowling, of Florida’s Program for Shark Research, acknowledged: “In places like New Smyrna, where the water is murky, the blacktip sharks can’t see very well. So, they are likely to be reacting to flashes of movement.”

Blacktip sharks are inclined to reside in coral reefs and waters off seashores and can develop to five.5feet extended.

Last month, a 35-year-old Sanford resident suffered “minor cuts” after the beast bit him on his right foot.

The unnamed man had merely gotten off his board and was standing in knee-deep water when he was attacked.

And an 11-year-old boy, of Georgia, was presumably attacked by a shark while he was boogie boarding in July.

Officials acknowledged the shark wasn’t seen and the boy was taken to a neighborhood hospital with accidents, the News-Journal analysis.

Sharks reportedly bit two swimmers on the beach in June as a 71-year-old man and a boy, 12, have been centered.

The 71-year-old was standing in knee-deep water when the beast attacked his right foot, while the schoolboy was bitten on his calf after leaping off his surfboard.

Capt. Alex Miller, of Ocean Rescue, acknowledged the boy was taken to Halifax Health medical coronary coronary heart after being handled on the shore.

There have been a minimal of 10 shark assaults on the beach, analysis say.

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