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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  • HudsonTuesday, July 9, 2019 at 8:34 pm
    Danggggggggg that got to hurt!!
    • PinkFriday, June 7, 2019 at 10:26 am
      I can't imagine pulling in all that pain!! I am so glad that the six year old did not get bit because she could have died and she would have taken in more pain
      • VSunday, June 2, 2019 at 2:19 pm
        I am glad you saved your friends and family first and helped yourself too at the same time.
        • manFriday, May 24, 2019 at 2:40 pm
          wowo you are so brave
          • AnnikaMonday, April 29, 2019 at 3:09 pm
            U Look just like me !!
            • cutySunday, April 14, 2019 at 7:45 am
              I dont whant to be mean but I am glad im not her ! ! ! ! !
              • @Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 7:40 am
                omg ! ! ! !
                • RFriday, April 12, 2019 at 2:56 pm
                  • MalaiyaWednesday, April 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm
                    Scarry that was a big shark
                    • Bumblebee2000Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 8:12 am
                      Omg I'm crying right now that’s so sad and she is so brave