INJURED – 8 September 2007 – Pepper Park beach, Florida, United States – wader attacked

Carolyn Griffin, 58, was bitten on the leg by a shark while wading offshore of Pepper Park, Florida, US on Saturday 8 September 2007. She received 12 tooth punctures to the front of her leg and a 5cm deep gash on her calf muscle.

According to media the lifeguard said the wounds were consistent with a 4 foot Bull shark.

Griffin said she had just waded into the water when she felt a bump on her leg. At first she thought it was a boogie board — until she saw a fin swimming away.

She went to the lifeguard who wrapped her wound. She was taken by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute where she received stitches and staples to the gash. Her wounds were minor and she was expected to be OK.

No other details were reported.

Sources
TYPalm
WPBF TV

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