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A teenage girl seriously injured in a shark attack in Florida: officials

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Perry, Florida — A teenage girl, officials said , The shark attacked her off the coast of the Gulf of Florida.

According to a news release from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, the attack occurred off Thursday afternoon off Keaton Beach.

According to a statement from her family, a 17-year-old girl was scalloped underwater with her family when a 9-foot (3 meter) shark wrapped her chin around her thigh. I was looking for.

The girl pierced the shark's eyes and hit it before her brother, her firefighter, repelled the shark and pulled it into her stranger's boat. Her brother put a tourniquet on the girl's leg to delay her blood loss.

Officials said the girl was airlifted to a hospital in the state capital, Tallahassee, about 95 kilometers after she was taken to the shore. Doctors told her family that her girl's legs were severely damaged.

Authorities did not immediately know what shark bit the girl.

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