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



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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  • lesliedragon
    lesliedragonFriday, January 24, 2020 at 8:08 am
    • khristain1
      khristain1Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 5:23 am
      Florida has so many sharks#staystromy
      • emmaline
        emmalineWednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:03 am
        Wow that was cool i wish i was that brave
        • carebear0518
          carebear0518Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm
          That's amazing so awesome you go girl you are so brave
          • personWednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:35 am
            so brave
            • jeniceTuesday, November 5, 2019 at 4:47 am
              he is so brave
              • jaylene345404
                jaylene345404Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:39 pm
                so sad that must have hurt
                • Beach lover💕🌴Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 5:05 am
                  So sad 😢. But was so brave.😀
                  • KaringKoalaSunday, September 29, 2019 at 6:05 pm
                    Oh wow she is so brave! And they are young too!!😥😮😟
                    • HadesFriday, September 13, 2019 at 2:06 pm
                      You Brave Dude That's Awsome You Saved Yo Freind Too