A 10-year-old girl from Florida is being called a hero and rightfully so. After being bitten by a shark while swimming in the ocean, she waded back into the water to save her friend, who was being attacked by the very same creature she had been.
The girl, Kaley Szarmack, was in shallow waters around Jacksonville when she felt the shark chomp down on her. She made it out of the water as soon as possible, but her younger friend didn’t know a shark was in the water.
While speaking to WJXT Radio, her father said: “She got bit on the right leg. She said she felt it and she turned around and she could see the shark and she could see the fin flailing around. So she turned around and went back and got the other six-year-old and took her out of the water. She pulled the little girl back out of the water.
Kaley survived, of course, but she did have a large bite from the shark. It took surgeons about one-hour to treat the girl. Her father added: “She’ll be able to run, jump, swim and surf in not too long of healing time. Going to have a pretty big scar and quite a story to tell though.”
We wish we could be more like Kaley in the face of danger.