Shark bites girl's foot**
The Associated Press
Posted March 25, 2002, 1:34 PM EST
COCOA BEACH -- An 11-year-old tourist was attacked by a shark Monday as she waded in shallow water on an Atlantic Ocean beach, officials said.
"She had a serious injury to her foot, but it was not life threatening," said Cocoa Beach Fire Capt. Rod Donhoff.
The girl was standing in knee-deep water when she screamed and began to crawl to the beach, witnesses said.
She girl was taken by helicopter to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was being treated. Her condition wasn't available, a nursing supervisor said.
Emergency officials refused to identify her, but WKMG-TV in Orlando said she and her family were from Sterling, Ill.
There were more than 50 shark attacks in U.S. coastal waters last year, including more than 35 in Florida.
http://orlandosentinel.com/news/local/o ... 2002.story