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Ga. Southern student recovering from shark bite

Posted at 7:35 AM, Jul 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-08 03:36:47-04

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia Southern University student is back home in Suwanee recovering from a shark bite.

Colleen Malone was bitten on the foot June 25 while visiting Jacksonville, Fla. The 19-year-old college student says she was standing in about four feet of water about 40 feet from shore when she saw two fins. She started swimming away and says she was bitten on the foot by what appeared to be a bull shark about three feet long. Doctors sewed up her foot with about 50 stitches and are treating her with antibiotics.

Her mother, Terry Malone, says there was no tendon or bone damage, which she considers a miracle.

Colleen Malone told WAGA-TV ( ) that she won't let the bite stop her from going back in the water.