Florida beachgoers beware: This ‘shark attack capital of the world’ is seeing a rise in incidents

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Beachgoers in New Smyrna Beach, Florida are on alert after three people were bitten by sharks over the weekend along the popular tourist hot spot.New Smyrna Beach is a world-renowned surfing destination and is considered the shark attack capital of the world according to the International Shark Attack File.It’s estimated that anyone who has swum in these waters has been within 10 feet of a shark.

This area of Florida attracts more than 10 million visitors a year.

Officials say a Nashville man in his early 50s was bitten on his foot Sunday afternoon and was treated on the scene. This came just hours after two surfers were attacked, minutes apart, on Saturday in the same area.

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