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08/27/2013 - Riley Breihan - Florida

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:21 am
by alb
Shark bites 11-year-old near Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL - A boogy-boarding adventure turned into a trip to the hospital for one little girl.

11-year-old Riley was on her board in the ocean near Daytona Beach. When she stood up in the water, a shark came up and bit her leg.

A couple of strangers jumped in to help her out.

When she got to the hospital, doctors found the shark bit the sixth-grader twice.

To their surprise, the shark left behind something in her skin, a baby tooth.

Re: 08/27/2013 - Riley Breihan - Florida

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:16 pm
by alb
11-year-old Florida girl survives shark attack

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Florida girl, recovering from a shark bite she received while swimming during the weekend, says it'll be a while before she returns to the water.

Riley Breihan, 11, said she was riding her boogie board at WinterHaven Park in Ponce Inlet Sunday when she stood up and felt something clamp onto her leg, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Wednesday.

"At first I wasn't thinking about pain, I was thinking I got bit by a shark and I have to go to the emergency room. Then I felt the sting and it hurt real bad," Breihan said.

A couple of strangers took her to a nearby hospital where doctors found she was bitten in her lower leg and heel. They also recovered a baby shark tooth in her skin.

"They had to numb me and they had to prick it out," Breihan told WKMG.

She said she's keeping the tooth as a reminder of her luck. She also said she won't be going into the water anytime soon.

"I don't think I would go back in the water," Breihan said. "I'm going to wait."