NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A local girl was the victim of a shark attack earlier today.

Volusia County Beach safety officials say the victim, who is a nine year old Canton native, was bitten by a shark at New Smyrna Beach in Florida around 11 AM.

The child was taken to the hospital by her mother with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say the girl is expected to be okay.