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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  • casie_snow12
    casie_snow12Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm
    Wow, Kaley is a risk taker!
    • tree11
      tree11Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6:37 am
      She is brave and tuf.
      • mc5
        mc5Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:51 pm
        She was brave I would save my younger brother if that happened to me.
        • queen19
          queen19Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:12 pm
          WOW. her bravery is amazing
          • lpsbrooklyn
            lpsbrooklynFriday, March 27, 2020 at 12:07 pm
            Kaley is so brave! follow me if you agree and please be honest
            • mythology10
              mythology10Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:13 am
              That girl is SO brave! ❤
              • bookstory14
                bookstory14Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:56 am
                Wow!! This is so crazy! I'm glad that we have people in this world like her who are brave and loving and willing to save their friends and the people they love.
                • ultrajango
                  ultrajangoThursday, March 19, 2020 at 8:02 am
                  so brave
                  • cheeziduck
                    cheeziduckWednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:58 am
                    oh my, that was brave!
                    • lesliedragon
                      lesliedragonFriday, January 24, 2020 at 8:08 am
                      AMAZING!!! SOOO BRAVE!!!