Girl, 10, bitten by shark in Cocoa Beach

COCOA BEACH, Fla. - (WESH/CNN) A 10-year-old girl is recovering from an apparent shark bite in Brevard County on Saturday.

The girl was wading in shallow water in Cocoa Beach when she was bitten. Bystanders heard her screaming and helped her to shore.

"(Witnesses) streaked over there pretty quick to help out with everybody and got her iced down and got her out of there real quick and so forth ...Those guys really did a great job," said witness Mike Schwarze.

WESH-TV reports the girl has bite marks on her right foot and ankle. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

Lifeguards briefly closed the beach immediately after the incident.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource


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