A teen is recovering this afternoon after she was bitten by a shark in the Intracoastal waters off Boca Ciega Drive.----
Shark attack reported in Pinellas
Published: July 22, 2009
Updated: 1 min. ago
ST. PETE BEACH - A teen is recovering this afternoon after she was bitten by a shark in the Intracoastal waters off Boca Ciega Drive.
The 19-year-old, who was bittem in the lower right leg, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, St. Pete Beach Fire Marshall Ernie Hand said.
Firefighters received a call of an injured person in the 7100 block of Boca Ciega Drive about 3 p.m. Medics said the laceration on the girl's leg makes a shark attack the most likely source of the wound, Hand said.
"It's identical to what you'd find in a shark attack," Hand said.
The teen and her sister were swimming 10-12 yards away from a boat dock, Hand said.
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