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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  • zoeyyang
    zoeyyangTuesday, July 6, 2021 at 4:19 am
    Wow, she is so brave!
    • evayang
      evayangMonday, July 5, 2021 at 10:25 pm
      She is a brave girl I would like to be her friend as well.
      • joz1234456789
        joz1234456789Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:26 pm
        it would hurt not a sharp pain I would cry
        • ilstepine21
          ilstepine21Monday, May 10, 2021 at 10:01 am
          i only watch the videos
          • shywolfiecrys
            shywolfiecrysMonday, May 10, 2021 at 6:58 am
            A sharp pain? How about a jaw dagging in you!
            • bday_summergirl
              bday_summergirlWednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:09 pm
              Wow she's brave
              • kittylover111
                kittylover111Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:23 am
                Wow, she is brave.
                • ballerina_88
                  ballerina_88Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 12:38 pm
                  Kaley set a good example for us!
                  • guardain
                    guardainMonday, March 29, 2021 at 4:50 pm
                    She is brave to be bit by a shark ow 🤕 🦈
                    • dancergirl20
                      dancergirl20Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:14 am
                      She was so brave! Glad she wasn't hurt badly