US girl, bitten by shark, goes back into sea to save friend

2015-08-21 21:32
Shutterstock [http://www.shutterstock.com/]

Shutterstock [http://www.shutterstock.com/] (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

'I am definitely getting back into the sea' - shark attack survivor says he won't live in fear of sharks

2015-08-03 13:21

Not one to be deterred from adventure, 20-year-old Caleb Swanepoel who lost his leg during a shark attacks says he is looking forward to returning to the ocean. Watch.WATCH

Miami - A 10-year-old American girl who was bitten in the leg by a shark at a Florida beach waded back into the surf to save a younger friend, relatives said.

Kaley Szarmack is recovering in a hospital after receiving 90 stitches following the shark attack ON Wednesday in shallow water off the city of Jacksonville, her father told WJXT radio.

"She got bit on the right leg. She said she felt it and she turned around and she could see the shark and she could see the fin flailing around," Dave Szarmack told the station.

The girl got out of the water and yelled to a friend to do the same, screaming about the shark. But that younger girl stayed put.

"So she turned around and went back and got the 6-year-old and took her out of the water. She pulled the little girl back out of the water," the father said.

Kaley's wound is large and took surgeons an hour to suture, but she is expected to recover fully, he added.

"She'll be able to run, jump, swim and surf in not too long of healing time. Going to have a pretty big scar and quite a story to tell, though," Dave said.


Read more on:    us  |  shark attacks

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
58 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.