06/29/2022 - Lindsay Bruns 35 - Florida

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Texas woman survives shark attack on vacation in Florida Keys

MIAMI — After more than a week of recovering from a shark bite, a Texas woman has been released from a Miami hospital.

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Lindsay Bruns, 35, is from Flower Mound, Texas and was visiting the Florida Keys with her husband and their two daughters on June 29 when the attack happened, WTVJ reported.

According to a report from Florida Fish and Wildlife, obtained by WTVJ, Bruns jumped into the water from a boat near Summerland Key, and was in approximately 10 feet of water when her husband saw “lots of splashing and water coming over into the vessel, a splash he described as too big for his wife just jumping in the water.”

Bruns emerged from the water screaming, “Help!” moments later, and her husband, Luke Bruns, told the Miami Herald that he saw nothing but blood in the water. Luke dove in and helped her to the boat before making a makeshift tourniquet and calling 911. The couple’s young daughters saw the whole thing.

“They were bawling. They were screaming, they saw it all,” Luke told WPLG. “It was very traumatic. Once we got on the boat going I told them, ‘Girls, you need to pray for momma.’”

Lindsay lost a lot of blood and was flown to a hospital, receiving a blood transfusion mid-flight, WPLG reported.

Doctors told Lindsay that she would survive, but she would need hours of reconstructive surgery to save her leg, CBS News reported.

Luke Bruns told the Miami Herald that the shark attack won’t keep them from returning to their favorite vacation spot: “We may be fishing from the boat a little more and doing a little less swimming and diving for a while, but we do expect that we will continue to make our annual trips.”

The family has started an online fundraiser to raise money to help pay for hospital bills, surgery, and the expense of temporarily living out of state.

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06/29/2022 - Lindsay Bruns 35 - Florida

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Shark attacks woman in the Florida Keys. Victim airlifted to Miami hospital

A shark attacked a woman in the Lower Keys on Wednesday, leaving her seriously injured, state wildlife officers said.

She was airlifted from the Keys to a Miami-Dade hospital and is expected to recover, said Jason Rafter, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “We confirmed it’s a shark bite,” Rafter said Friday.

“It’s not a boating accident.” The woman was bitten on her leg, he said. The attack happened in Niles Channel near the Tarpon Belly Keys, while she was swimming with her family.

It wasn’t immediately clear Friday what type of shark bit the woman. FWC would not release her name or a full report Friday.

A full incident report will not be available until after the Fourth of July holiday, Rafter said. Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to the emergency Wednesday afternoon, finding a woman with a “large laceration” on her leg, said county spokesman Kristin Livengood.

She was in stable condition when she arrived at the hospital in Miami-Dade, Livengood said.

The woman, who Livengood said is in her 30s, had jumped off a boat and surfaced with the leg injury.

“Those aboard the boat applied pressure and a tourniquet to prevent more bleeding,” Livengood said in a press release.

During the flight, the woman received a blood transfusion. Fire Rescue set up at a Summerland Key restaurant with water access and took the patient to the Summerland Key airport, where she was airlifted by the county’s Trauma Star helicopter air ambulance to Miami.

According to most shark bites happen in the United States, and Florida is the state where most of the encounters occur. The sharks most responsible for biting people in the Sunshine State are typically smaller species that mistake human limbs for prey and seldom inflict life-threatening injuries. Still, the attacks remain rare in Florida, particularly in the Keys, and most come along coastal beaches. Florida had 28 shark bites last year, none fatal. Volusia County topped the list with 17 shark bites, followed by Brevard, Miami-Dade and St. Lucie counties — all with two bites each, according to the ISAF. The last person killed by a shark in Florida was Stephen Howard Schafer, 38, when he was kite surfing off a beach in Martin County on Feb. 3, 2010, according to Shark Attack Data. Investigators say a bull shark was most likely responsible for that attack. In 2021, there were 47 shark bites in the U.S., and one — in California — was fatal. On April 17, Easter Sunday, a man was bitten on the leg by a shark at a popular sandbar off Windley Key, the Coast Guard said. He suffered an eight-inch laceration on his lower leg.

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