Boy’s leg amputated after surviving shark attack while snorkeling in Florida Keys

FLORIDA KEYS — A 10-year-old boy’s life was changed over the weekend.

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The boy is in the hospital after surviving a shark attack.


Jameson Reeder Jr. was snorkeling in the Florida Keys in about 10 feet of water when it happened.

His leg was amputated from below the knee.

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A good Samaritan pulled Jameson to shore after seeing he needed help.

His family is grateful they aren’t planning a funeral.

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“He was on the phone with me the first time, ‘Jesus will save me,’” said Jameson’s uncle Joshua Reeder.

The family has set up a fundraiser to help with the boy’s recovery.

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