Shark Attack At Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway Injures Woman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 22-year-old woman was bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon while swimming in the intracoastal waters in Fort Lauderdale, Fire Rescue report.

The woman, who has not been identified, was inner tubing with friends near Bayshore Drive, said Chantel Botting, division chief for Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue.

The female victim jumped into the water and was swimming to the tube and felt something hit her leg according to rescue officials. That’s when the female said the fin of a shark hit her in the face.

Friends and family put the victim back into the boat and noticed a large bite to her leg. The boat then went to a near by dock in the 500 block of Bayshore Drive to call for help.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported the female to Broward General Medical Center and underwent emergency surgery according to officials.

Her condition is not known at this time.