Regional College Surfing Champ Attacked By Shark

A little more than a week ago, 28-year-old Florida Tech student Justin Ellingham won the college division of the National Scholastic Surfing Association's East Coast Regional Championship. Less than a week later, he was bitten by a shark while surfing off his home break near Melbourne Beach in Florida. On Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., the surfer felt a sharp pain in his hand and then turned to see a roughly five-foot shark swimming away. He paddled back to the beach, began to drive himself to the hospital, and pulled over on Fifth Avenue in Indialantic to call for help.

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