According to a New York Post report, a youngster who was attacked by a shark at a well-known beach may lose part of her leg. According to the site, which cited local authorities, the girl was attacked while swimming off the Florida shore.
Shane Bethea, the girl’s father, said in a Facebook post that his daughter Addison was attacked by a shark on June 30 at Florida’s Keaton beach.
About 75 miles south-east of Tallahassee, she was swimming in 5 feet of water when the shark, which was thought to be 9 feet long, suddenly attacked and bit her right leg.
“She was bitten by the shark once before it struck her right thigh twice. It refused to release itself despite her attempts to punch it and poke it in the eyes “According to the Facebook post by his father.
By the grace of God, she was with her brother Rhett Willingham, a first responder and firefighter, who moved immediately to take her away and into a nearby boat of an unidentified individual (thank you to whoever you are).
Mr. Willingham kept her awake and applied a tourniquet to her leg to reduce blood loss, ultimately saving her life. For urgent surgery, the teen was flown about 80 miles away from the beach to a hospital in Tallahassee.
The Facebook post claims that doctors stabilised Addison before attempting to heal her leg. In order to make an artery in her right leg, they had to cut a vein out of her left leg.
The leg’s state is currently unknown to the doctors, who wish to monitor it daily to determine what has to be done.
“She awoke and started typing on her phone to talk to us. She was joking about about beating up the shark and seemed to be in excellent spirits. They arrived a bit later and felt she was stable enough for extubation. Her first request was for a Wendy’s frosty “Mr. Bethea stated.