Shark Attack in Daytona; 11-Year-Old Gets Souvenir

    August 28, 2013
    Allie Herald
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This past weekend 11-year-old Riley Breihan was bitten by a shark in Daytona Beach, Florida. She was swimming at WinterHaven Park in Ponce Inlet on Sunday when something began to bite at her leg.

Breihan was on her boogie board when she realized that her leg had come in contact with a shark.

The little girl said, “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.”, according to WKMG-TV, Orlando.

She was bitten on her leg and near her ankle. Two people who did not know Breihan witnessed the attack and very quickly wrapped her leg up in a towel and took her to the hospital.

Doctors soon began to check her wounds and confirm that she had been bitten by a shark. As they were examining her, they found a shark tooth in her skin, where one of the bites had taken place.

The medics had to numb the area in order to remove the shark tooth from the 11-year-old’s leg. “They had to numb me and they had to prick it out,” Breihan also told WKMG-TV, Orlando.

She is now at home, recovering on crutches with the assistance of her family.

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  • BigWaveSurfer

    What an awesome survivor story! Everyone at http://www.SurfingUniverse.com would love to have Riley join us for a first hand account.

  • billy hunt

    does anybody think that the increasing number of Shark incidents have anything to do with shark feeding tours, sharks are intelligent animals that are going to learn to associate people with food.
    that shark could have been part of a shark feeding tour in Belize a day or two before this happened. Its beyond ridiculous that these tours are allowed. There is a reason you don’t feed bears at Yellowstone.