The girl was boarding the Atlantic Ocean off the island of Amelia on Friday when a shark bit her at the back of the foot, according to Sheriff Bill Leeper from Nassau County, Florida.
She was able to free herself and go to the swimming pool of the complex where she was staying, where the first responders met her.
The girl was transported to a local hospital with serious but life-threatening injuries to the foot, heel and ankle, and received several stitches, said Leeper.
Leeper said that although they do not suffer a lot of shark attacks in the area, it's a good reminder that sharks like to feed in the morning and end of the day and that they do not have a lot of sharks. they must pay attention to those moments.