INJURED – 28 August 2013 – Ponce de Leon Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, USA – boogie boarder bitten
An 11-year-old girl, Riley Breihan, was bitten by a small shark while boogie boarding in knee deep water. She suffered minor lacerations to the lower left calf and heel.
She is told WESH TV after the incident: “I just think it is a miracle that none of my toes came off or like a chunk of meat came off.”
She said it hurt and she ran out of the water. Bystanders scooped her up and her grandparents took her to the hospital.
Doctors pulled out a small shark tooth embedded in her leg.