Brave 10-Year Old Shark Bite Victim Wades Back Into The Ocean To Save Her Friend

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On Wednesday, August 19th, ten-year-old Florida resident Kaley Szarmack was wading in knee-deep ocean waters at a Jacksonville beach, when she experienced a sharp pain in her right leg. Thinking that a crab was holding on to her, the young girl looked down only to see multiple lacerations on both sides of her leg. Soon after, Kaley noticed the dorsal fin of what appeared to be a three-foot-long shark darting away from the crime scene.

Shouting a quick warning to her six-year-old friend that was also in the water, Kaley hobbled out to get help from her family that was sitting further up on the beach. But when she turned around she realized that the girl had not heard her and was still happily splashing in the ocean. So Kaley wadded back in and pulled her young buddy to safety, before seeking help for her wounds.

The young hero was immediately rushed to Wolfson Children's Hospital where she underwent an hour-long surgery to repair the massive cuts from the shark's bite. Fortunately, other than the scar from the 90 stitches she received, Kaley is expected to recover completely from this scary incident.

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  • pasa
    pasaMonday, January 11, 2021 at 4:42 am
    OMG
    • hbd
      hbdFriday, December 18, 2020 at 2:45 pm
      so so so sooo scary!! the worst I've got was a jellyfish bite.
      • therealsnakes
        therealsnakesThursday, December 10, 2020 at 5:38 pm
        That is awesome !
        • rainbowbite
          rainbowbiteThursday, December 10, 2020 at 5:36 pm
          Wow that is so amazing!!! Girl power! 👩💪😁
          • hamster111111
            hamster111111Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:46 pm
            This is so cool!
            • ezpz01
              ezpz01Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 6:49 pm
              Wow the little girl is a hero
              • sydneyz
                sydneyzThursday, November 19, 2020 at 2:03 pm
                So sweet of her! She is a very kind and nice little girl!!!
                • getrekdbyat-rex
                  getrekdbyat-rexWednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:34 am
                  SHE'S A SURVIVOR!!!That must of been terrifying, but I think that she should become a nurse or doctor because of her like to save people. (in my opinion) who agrees? like and follow below!!
                  • jkbear
                    jkbearMonday, November 16, 2020 at 11:13 am
                    That is great. What a life time hero.
                    • zaks
                      zaksMonday, November 16, 2020 at 10:28 am
                      Wow, she really must have cared about her friend. Good for her. I Hope that she healed up nicely from her shark bite.