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Teenage girl bitten by shark in Taylor County

Ocean Water
Posted at 5:54 PM, Jun 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 20:48:35-04

KEATON BEACH, Fla. (WTXL) — A juvenile was transported to a Tallahassee hospital Thursday following a shark attack.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, it along with the Taylor County Fire and Rescue, assisted a teenage girl who was bitten by a shark while scalloping near Grassy Island in water approximately five feet deep.

The sheriff's office added the type of shark was not determined, but the length of the shark was around nine feet in length.

The sheriff's office says a family member jumped in the water and beat the shark until the girl was freed.

The girl was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.