Summer can be one of the most fun times of the entire year! The warm weather draws thousands of people to cool off in the water. For those living or vacationing near the ocean, spending time at the beach can be the highlight of their summer season.
However, not every day at the ocean ends happily. For one young girl, her trip to the beach was a horrific experience.
"A shark bit a 16-year-old girl while the teen was boogie boarding during a Florida vacation, according to reports. The 16-year-old girl was enjoying the water outside her hotel in Amelia Island on Friday morning when the shark attacked," Fox 30 reported, citing sheriff's officials.
Officials say the teen suffered injuries on her heel and her ankle. At this time, she is recovering and receiving medical attention.
The event took place in southern Florida. The state has been known for having deadly shark encounters in the past. Luckily, this young girl will survive.
Our thoughts are prayers are with her and her family. We hope and pray that she recovers quickly and puts this traumatic event behind her. Share your thoughts and well-wishes as well in the comments section of our Facebook page. In other recent news, a young YouTube star has suddenly passed away at the age of 35.