Wednesday, August 28, 2013

11-Year-Old Boggie Boarder Bitten by Shark in Florida

Riley Breihan shark bite injury FL -  Credit
An 11-year-old girl, Riley Breihan, sustained two shark bites while in knee deep water at WinterHaven Park in Ponce Inlet, Florida. Riley had been boggie boarding this past Sunday when she stood up in shallow water and was bitten twice on her lower left leg.

According to her father via Facebook, "she came out screaming bloody murder trying to save her boogie board at the same time then she just threw the board down and ran onto the beach bloody."

Riley was taken to an area hospital for treatment and they discovered a small tooth embedded in her leg.  Her father states that she is doing well and even wanted to go to school the following day.

There have been two shark bite incidents in Volusia County this year and in 2012, there were eight incidents.

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