Shark attack victim in Florida survives. Riley Breihan, 11, was bitten by a shark at WinterHaven Park in Ponce Inlet, Fla., south of Daytona Beach. According to United Press International on Aug. 28, 2013, she was riding her boogie board and something bit her on the leg.
'At first I wasn't thinking about pain, I was thinking I got bit by a shark and I have to go to the emergency room. Then I felt the sting and it hurt real bad,' Breihan said.
The shark attack victim was taken to nearby hospital. Doctors noticed that the sixth grader had been bitted twice in the leg and heel. A baby shark tooth was removed from her skin. She will be keeping it as a souvenir of the experience, but will not be returning to the water any time soon.
A woman, who was bitten last week in Hawaii, was not so lucky and sadly, has died from her wounds. As reported previously in, "Maui shark attack 2013," a 20-year-old German woman who lost her arm in a shark attack while snorkeling has died.
A Shark attack on humans is actually quite rare. Only 100 incidents are reported worldwide each year. But, if it happens to you or a loved one, what do statistics matter?
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