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06/15/2013 - Female - Florida

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:00 pm
by alb
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- A surfer is recovering in the hospital after an animal, possibly a shark, bit her in the water along Atlantic Beach Saturday.

According to Comdr. Tiffany Layson with the Atlantic Beach Police Department, a female in her 20s suffered a bite to her foot around 5 p.m.

She was able to bring herself ashore, where lifeguards administered first aid.

Police report the victim was in shock when transported by paramedics to a near-by hospital.

So far, there have been no evacuations along area beaches.