Shark bite victim taken to hospital with shark still attached to arm

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A Florida woman was rushed to the hospital after a shark bit her. But she had to be taken to the emergency room with the shark still attached to her arm.

A beautiful day at the beach turned somewhat chaotic for a 23-year old woman.

Witness’s say all of a sudden they saw a lady calmly coming out of the water near Red Reef Park with a shark still attached to her arm.

“The shark was on it really, really hard. But I am glad everything is ok,” said Elan Maseri who saw it all happen.

Ocean rescue captain Clint Tracy says he was very impressed with how the woman handle bite.

When crews arrived the nearly 2 foot shark was dead but maintained its grip.

“There was very little blood. She was calm. She had good vitals and they secured her to a splint on to the stretcher with the shark and she went to Boca Raton

Regional Hospital with the shark attached to her arm,” said Ocean Rescue Captain Clint Tracy.

Captain Tracy says the attack is unusual being that nursing sharks are usually quite docile and stationary.

This shark in particular was known to stay near the reef.

“It’s a shark that has been in our park for some time and while we have compassion for the victim we are sad the shark is not going to be there anymore.”