Florida teen to lose part of leg after shark attack


According to hospital officials, a Florida teen who was attacked by a shark on Thursday will have a portion of her leg amputated.


After a second surgery was finished on Sunday, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare said that the shark severely damaged the 17-year-right old's leg.


According to the healthcare system's statement from Sunday, her right leg would be amputated in a procedure scheduled for Tuesday just above the knee.


Authorities think she was attacked by a 9-foot shark while scalloping in about 5 feet of water off Keaton Beach.


About 60 miles southeast of Tallahassee, in the Big Bend region of Florida, is where you'll find Keaton Beach.


According to the International Shark Attack File, Florida has had the most confirmed unprovoked shark attacks of any state in the United States.


Volusia County on Florida's Atlantic coast has experienced the most assaults throughout the state.


Shark attacks are uncommon, according to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and lightning strikes are 30 times more likely to strike the state than being bitten by a shark.

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