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9-year-old girl bitten by shark at Florida beach

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 16:01:49-04

A 9-year-old girl was bitten by a shark while wading in knee-deep water at New Smyrna Beach Friday morning, WFTV reports.

It happened around 11 a.m.

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The report says the girl was wading in knee-deep water when she felt the bite on her right leg.

Officials told WFTV the injuries are non-life-threatening and she refused transport by ambulance. Her mom drove her to the hospital.

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