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Shark attack victim speaks out after returning home

A shark attack victim is back at home after an attack that happened off the coast of Florida last month. The wife and mother of six is now back at home recuperating after spending two weeks in the hospital. Web Pro News shared the details shared by Amy Tatsch on June 1. She spoke out about her shark attack on Friday. Amy Tatsch was spending the day with her family at the beach on May 15. The attack happened at Melbourne Beach, and the reason for the attack is still not known.

Tatsch shared the following about the shark attack during an interview at her home: “We caught a couple of waves. He caught one and I drifted down a little farther with the current so I was a little farther away and the next wave that was coming up, I was ready. I kicked off with my right leg to give me some momentum to ride in and that’s when I got bumped.It was a really hard bump and then seconds after I felt my leg being torn and then I felt the motion of something big swimming away."

During her two-week stay at the Holmes Regional Medical Center, Tatsch underwent several surgeries to repair the damage made by the shark when it attacked her. She is still not fully recovered from her injuries. The shark ripped her Achilles tendon, and took a chunk from her calf. Right now, she is just glad to be back at home, and she is able to go outside. Movement is her biggest challenge right now. She is not able to move as fast as she could before the attack.

Tatsch is very lucky that her brother and other beach goers were able to bring her back to shore. There were no lifeguards on duty on the beach at the time of the attack. Her brother spoke out on the day of the attack, and he revealed that neither of them saw the attack coming. He called it a "shocking thing" to happen to someone.

Tatsch doesn't even know the kind of shark that attacked her. A great white was spotted in the area earlier that week, according to Click Orlando. However, that shark was far from the scene of the attack on the day it happened. Doctors speculated that it was a bull shark that attacked her. Tatsch is now back at her Indian Harbour home with her family. It isn't clear how long her recovery will talk. The woman did say that she cannot move around much at the moment, but that is bound to change with time to recover.

Shark attacks off the coast of Florida are not uncommon. In fact, Florida led the world in shark attacks last year, according to a report from USA Today released in February. There were 23 unprovoked shark attacks in 2013 off the coast of Florida. This is not the first shark attack this year in Florida either.

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