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A Florida teen who lost part of his leg in a shark attack tried to repel a predator, Dad says.

A Florida teenage father who lost part of his leg in a tragic shark attackbravely tried to fight a monster- A punch that even landed.

"She experienced more than I could have imagined, but she's a trooper," Shane Bethea told Facebook about her daughter Addison Bethea.

"Pray for her and her daily difficulties."

The upset dad said Addison when a 9-foot predator suddenly attacked. Said he was scalloping at Keaton Beach in Taylor County, a shallow water.

"The shark bit her once and then attacked her right thigh again," he wrote. "She tried to poke it with her eyes and punch it, but it never loosened."

Addison Bethea, victim of shark attack, posing with her father Shane.
Facebook / Shane Bethea

After that, my brother Lett bravely intervened and hit the shark. Bethea wrote until it finally loosened its grip.

The brave brothers dragged the suffering brothers into a boat of strangers passing by.

"Let put a tourniquet on his leg to minimize blood loss due to serious injury, keep awake, and ultimately save his life," he said. Is writing.

Addison Bethea lost part of her leg in a shark attack
Facebook / Addison Bethea

Bethea was airlifted toTallahassee Hospital, she is now facing a long way to recovery.

"The nerves behind her thighs were badly damaged," Bethea said. "There is an unrealistic amount of damage to her thighs. At this point the doctor is not sure about the condition of her legs and wants to take it every day to see what she has to do.

Addison was sedated until Friday morning, regained consciousness, contacted his parents over the phone, and immediately demanded Wendy's frosty stuff, Bethea said.

Shane and Addison Bethea posing together.
Facebook / Shane Bethea

"She's fine, shark," he said. .. "She isn't out of the woods all at once, but she's alive. That's the most important thing for us. We thank you for all your support and Addison wants to thank you for me too.

Addison's mother, Michelle Murphy, also posted on Facebook about her daughter's horrific trials.

"She's a tough cookie and she has a long way to go, but she's alive and that's all she cares about," she says, Addison in bed. He added that he was surrounded by friends and family on the side.