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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  • HadesFriday, September 13, 2019 at 2:06 pm
    You Brave Dude That's Awsome You Saved Yo Freind Too
    • alienFriday, September 13, 2019 at 7:48 am
      your so brave
      • OMGSaturday, September 7, 2019 at 4:50 pm
        You are amazing!!! If I had a shark bite like that I would have passed out or something. The last thing I probably would have done was not go back in the water to save my friend, yah, I would have screamed my head off at her to come, but I would not have gone back INTO THE WATER!!! Jeez gurl, your brave❗️
        • ohh goody Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:52 am
          thats pain bro wow your brave
          • off godTuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6:49 am
            i feel so bad and how did that nice friend pull her own or more weight
            • off godFriday, August 30, 2019 at 6:21 am
              i feel so bad and shell have those for the rest of her life
              • Cool cat Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:45 am
                that was so brave
                • Cool cat Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 9:52 am
                  Omg that is so brave to run and save some one wall bleeding I wold give her a medl
                  • Piece and quietSaturday, August 3, 2019 at 5:46 am
                    That must have hurt if I was you I would have passed out😱
                    • HudsonTuesday, July 9, 2019 at 8:34 pm
                      Danggggggggg that got to hurt!!