Shark bites man sitting on surf board near Jetty

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. —A 23-year-old Edgewater man suffered a minor cut to the hand when a small shark bit him while he was surfing not far from the jetty on Thursday.

Shane Nolet told rescuers he was sitting on his board with a friend when they noticed a lot of bait fish, then something breaking the water.

The friend said the shark was about 3 feet long.

The victim was treated at the hospital for the bite.

It’s the fourth shark bite of the year, all in the same area.