Shark Bites 11-Year-Old Girl Off Coast of Volusia County
Kids may want to stay out of the water in Volusia County, because the sharks there apparently keep trying to eat them.
Back in May, on Memorial Day weekend, a shark bit an 11-year-old boy off the coast of Volusia County. The boy suffered only minor injuries.
And now comes the news that an 11-year-old girl was bitten by a shark while swimming in WinterHaven Park in Volusia.
The hell, Volusia County sharks?
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Eleven-year-old Riley Breihan says she was boogie boarding in the Ponce Inlet on Sunday when she stood up in knee-deep water.
That's when she felt something sharp attach to her leg.
A couple of people swimming nearby came over to help Riley. They wrapped her up in towels and drove her to the hospital.
Once there, doctors noticed that Riley had been bitten not once but twice: once in the lower leg and once on her heel.
Doctors also dislodged a baby shark tooth from one of her wounds.
She'll be on crutches for a few weeks and is expected to make a full recovery.
Riley then gave WMKG Orlando the exact kind of answer anyone in her situation would give when asked if she'll be going back into the water any time soon:
"I don't think I would go back in the water just because I'm going to wait."
So maybe the Volusia County sharks don't want to eat children. They just like screwing with them.
Riley has decided to keep the tooth. Joke's on you, shark!
You can see photos of Riley's injuries here. If you're into that sort of thing.
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