On Monday, a teenage girl has lost a part of her leg after being attacked by a shark while she was swimming off the coast of the southeastern United States, informed her family members.
17-year-old Paige Winter was spending her day in North Carolian’s Fort Macon Beach, when she encountered the attack.
Paige’s father, a paramedic, has entered the water and fought with the fish until it retreated, said sources.
She was immediately lifted to a hospital with deep lacerations to her left hand and leg.
“Due to the severity of the attack, amputation of the left leg above the knee was inevitable,” said her family on a GoFundMe Page, which has already collected over $11000 in donation for her recovery from the shark attack.
The victim was quoted in a statement saying, “I know I have a long road to recovery, which includes additional surgeries. I will continue to stay positive and be thankful that it was not worse.”
On Facebook, the victim’s mother Marcy Goodrum Winter said that her daughter had underwent surgery and she is still a bit drugged, managed to keep her sense of humor.
Mrs. Marcy wrote, “She wants everyone to know that sharks are still good people.”
The chances of being attacked by a shark is 1 in 4 million, as per the International Wildlife Museum in Tucson, Arizona, but it does happen.
In September 2018, a swimmer died from an evident shark bite off the coast of the northeastern United States in Massachusetts.