INJURED – 17 June 2007 – Vilano Beach, Florida, United States – surfer attacked

In rather sketchy media reports a nine-year-old girl was apparently attacked by a shark while surfing in the late afternoon on Sunday 17 June 2007.

Reports say the girl (name not released) was attacked around 4.30pm while surfing at Vilano Beach, St Augustine, Florida, US. No details of where she was bitten or how bad the wound was were reported.

One report said she managed to walk to her home nearby before being taken to Flagler Hospital by St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

A report on 19 June in the St Augustine Record says authorities were unsure if it was a shark that bit the girl and say the wound may have been caused by the fin of her surfboard.

“While the shape of the wound could have been made by a shark bite, other expected signs aren’t present,” the newspaper reported.

St Augustine Record

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