06/10/2010 Hannah Foster ( Florida )

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06/10/2010 Hannah Foster ( Florida )

Postby sharkbait » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:13 am

A shark bit the left foot and leg of an 18-year-old Gwinnett County girl on a boogie board off the beach in Jacksonville, leaving the teen with 29 stitches on her foot and leg---

Gwinnett teenager bitten by shark

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A shark bit the left foot and leg of an 18-year-old Gwinnett County girl on a boogie board off the beach in Jacksonville, leaving the teen with 29 stitches on her foot and leg, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Hannah Mayo's boyfriend pulled her to the beach and called lifeguards as the fish swam away after the attack. Mayo, a recent graduate of Brookwood High School, was treated Thursday at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. Her mother, Kitty Mayo-Foster of Snellville, told the newspaper her daughter was in a great deal of pain. “The way her foot was hanging on the boogie board ... they said she should have lost (it),” Mayo-Foster said.

While local officials do not know the species of the shark, Mayo and her boyfriend, Rick Hughes, 19, said it was about 4 feet long.

Jacksonville Police spokesman Commander Gene Paul Smith said Mayo's bite was "as minor as a shark bite can be. It looked like just a clean bite and release," Smith told the Daily Post.

Smith, who has worked for the department 17 years, told the newspaper he did not recall any other shark attacks.

This was Mayo's second bad encounter with a sea creature. A Portuguese man-of-war off stung her when she was 9 while in the water off the South Carolina coast, her mother said.

“She said she’s done with the ocean,” Mayo-Foster said told the Gwinnett newspaper.


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Re: 06/10/2010 Hannah Foster ( Florida )

Postby sharkbait » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:44 am

Georgia Teen Swears Off Ocean After Shark Attack

(Jacksonville, FL) -- An Atlanta woman says her 18-year-old daughter is "done with the ocean" after suffering a shark attack off the coast of Jacksonville on Thursday.

Hannah Mayo was on a boogie board when a shark, about four feet long, bit her on her leg and foot.

Mayo required 29 stitches on her left foot and leg.

Mayo's boyfriend pulled her to the beach and called lifeguards as the shark swam away after the attack.

Mayo's mother told the "Gwinnett Daily Post" that Hannah's foot was hanging off the boogie board and doctors said she easily could have lost it.

It was not Mayo's first scare in the ocean.

When she was nine, a Portuguese man-of-war stung her in the water off the South Carolina coast.

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Re: 06/10/2010 Hannah Foster ( Florida )

Postby sharkbait » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:13 pm

Teen Survives Grisly Shark Attack Off Florida
Boyfriend Helps Save Her; Says She Was "Freaking Out, I Was So Scared"

Teen Survives Shark Attack

Erica Hill spoke with teenager Hannah Foster who survived a shark attack while boogie boarding. Foster's boyfriend Rick Hughes came to her rescue.

Hannah Foster survived a shark attack off Jacksonville, Fla. on June 10, 2010 with help of her boyfirend, Rick Hughes. Both are 18. She needed 29 stitches after being bitten on lower left leg and foot. (CBS)
(CBS) Hannah Foster was enjoying a day of boogie-boarding about 30-40 yards off Florida's Jacksonville Beach last week when she suddenly had a terrifying encounter with a shark.

It bit down on her lower left leg, and foot.

With the help of her boyfriend, Rick Hughes, also 18, Foster made it to shore.

It was the first shark attack in the area in 20 years.

Foster needed 29 stitches but told "Early Show" co-anchor Erica Hill she's "doing fine," and that doctors say she didn't sustain any permanent damage.

Foster says she knew right away what was going on. "I didn't even consider anything else could have hurt that bad." Foster told Hill. "I could kind of feel all the teeth inside my skin, so I knew."

And, she was "nothing short of freaking out. I was so scared. I thought it was gonna smell the blood from where it had already bit me and come back. So, I'm just seaming at my boyfriend, yelling, 'It's coming back, it's coming back. I've been bit.' He didn't even know it was a shark. I couldn't even get that out."

Hughes says he "just heard her screaming and it just scared me to death. But I turned around and just grabbed her as fast as I could and tried to just get her to shore."

Was he concerned about another attack?

"I had no idea that it was a shark until we got closer to shore," Hughes responded, "but I didn't really think about it. I just wanted to get her out. … It was just crazy. I don't even know how else to explain it."

Foster says the water was so murky, "You could barely see at all. I could see the shape of (the shark) but I couldn't tell what kind of shark or anything."

Once on shore, Foster says, "It was about 30 minutes before I got to the E-R and got any medicine in me. They spent time just bandaging it and making sure that I didn't hit an artery or anything. So, I spent a lot of time on the beach and in the ambulance."

This wasn't Fosters first run of bad aquatic luck. When she was 9, she was bitten by a Portuguese man-of-war, which left scars on one of her arms for three years.

So now, says Foster, "I don't want to get back in at all. I know the odds, you know, are in my favor that I probably won't get bit again, but I obviously have pretty bad luck, so I'm sticking to pools."


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Re: 06/10/2010 Hannah Foster ( Florida )

Postby sharkbait » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:42 pm

Shark attack victim infected

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Hannah Foster bit by shark at Jax Beach
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Hannah Foster bit by shark at Jax Beach SNELVILLE, GA.-- The Snelville, GA teen attacked by a shark on Jacksonville Beach is having a difficult recovery.

Monday she visited an Atlanta area doctor, after finding out Saturday her wound is infected. Foster had 29 stitches after the attack.

Foster was visiting her aunt's house in Jacksonivlle Beach Thursday. She was boogie boarding with her boyfriend about 40 yards off our coast when a shark chomped down on her foot and leg.

Action News' Kristen Cosby was the first reporter to interview Foster.

Monday, she shared her story on the CBS Early Show

"I could kind of feel all the teeth inside my skin," said Foster. "Nothing short of freaking out. I was so scared."

While Foster had swore off the ocean, her mom tells Action News she already has another beach trip planned in two weeks.

Doctors say it will be about six weeks before Foster is able to walk around again. Tuesday Foster is visiting a specialist to help heal her infection.

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