• 3-year-old girl bitten by shark at Florida beach

    STUART, Fla. (AP) - A 3-year-old girl is recovering after being bit by a shark at a Florida beach.

    The girl's mother, Jessica Veatch, told Treasure Coast Newspapers that the attack occurred Sunday at a Stuart beach on Florida's east coast.

    Veatch says Violet Jalil was playing just a few feet away when she heard the girl scream and saw blood in the water. Veatch lifted the girl and saw a chunk missing from her leg above the knee.

    The girl was rushed to a West Palm Beach hospital, where the doctor who operated told Veatch that it appeared Violet had been bitten by a 5- to 6-foot-long bull shark.

    Veatch says her daughter is expected to remain hospitalized for five weeks.


    Information from: The Stuart (Fla.) News, http://www.tcpalm.com

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