A middle-aged woman (not identifued) was bitten on the arm by a 4-foot shark while swimming in chest-deep water off Mickler’s Landing, Northeast Florida in the United States on Monday 2 August 2010.
An eye-witness said she screamed “I just got attacked by a shark. Everybody get out of the water”.
She sustained minor lacerations to her arm was taken to Mayo Clinic for treatment.
No other details were reported.
The woman’s name is Kimberly Presser. She is 37.
In an Evening Sun report she was quoted as saying: she was in chest deep water about 11 a.m. when she saw the shark about five feet away. It charged her and she raised her left arm in the water to protect her body and the shark took a quick bite that stretched from her elbow to her forearm. She said she turned and saw blood coming from her arm.
“I started screaming, ‘Shark! Get out of the water!’”
According to the report a lifeguard helped clean and bandage the wound before rescue arrived and took her to the hospital, where Presser underwent surgery to clean and close the wound. She said the bite didn’t do any major damage and she expects a full recovery
Photo: Evening Sun