Woman attacked by shark in Volusia County recounts attack

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A woman bitten by a shark in Volusia County on Saturday afternoon spoke about the attack exclusively with WESH 2. What was supposed to be a fun weekend getaway to Daytona Beach Shores quickly turned into a shock after that an Ohio woman, Tasa Summers, 40, was bitten by a shark. She shared her experience during this frightening encounter. She was bitten at 1:12 p.m. Saturday, according to Volusia County Beach Safety. Summers, who is from Ohio, was waist deep in water located at the 3300 block of Daytona Beach Shores, beach officials say. response, I just screamed and started running,” Summers said. Summers and her boyfriend were enjoying a beautiful Saturday in Daytona Beach Shores when the little shark bit her in the leg. I didn’t know not if it would – I didn’t know if I would fall, if it would go after my arm or some other part of my body,” Summers said. Her boyfriend was nearby and ran him over.” I didn’t see him until he bit me, uh, and then we could see him, and my boyfriend was out with me and kind of saw the shark fin afterwards and started punching it in the face,” Summers said. “Everyone was very helpful. I took off my boyfriend’s shirt so I could wrap him. Luckily there was a nurse there. She used the belt of one of the hotel employees to make a tourniquet,” Summers said. Her injuries were not life threatening and she was taken to hospital. The shark bit down her left shin to her ankle, taking eight stitches to fix it. She says it could have been much worse. “There were families with kids with us in the water. While I don’t like that it bit me, I’m grateful it wasn’t one of the little kids,” a- she added. Summers said. There have been five recorded shark bites in Volusia County this year.

A woman bitten by a shark in Volusia County on Saturday afternoon spoke about the attack exclusively with WESH 2.

What was supposed to be a fun weekend at Daytona Beach Shores quickly turned into a shock after Ohio woman Tasa Summers, 40, was bitten by a shark.

She shared her experience during this frightening encounter.

She was bitten at 1:12 p.m. Saturday, according to Volusia County Beach Safety.

Summers, who is from Ohio, was waist deep in water located at the 3300 block of Daytona Beach Shores, according to beach officials.

“I didn’t see anything in the water before that until it bit me. Then outside of that, the natural response, I just screamed and started running,” said Summers.

Summers and her boyfriend were enjoying a beautiful Saturday in Daytona Beach Shores when the little shark bit her in the leg.

“My first instinct was just to scream. Then I really tried to make sure I didn’t fall back into the water because I didn’t know if it would – I didn’t know if I fell back, if it would be okay. after my arm or some other part of my body,” Summers said.

Her boyfriend was nearby and pushed her away.

“I didn’t see it until it bit me, uh, and then we got to see it, and my boyfriend was out with me and kind of saw the shark fin afterwards and got started smashing his face,” Summers said.

“Everyone was very helpful. I took off my boyfriend’s shirt so I could wrap him. Luckily there was a nurse there. She used the belt of one of the hotel employees to make a tourniquet,” Summers said.

Her injuries were not life threatening and she was taken to hospital.

The shark bit down her left shin to her ankle, taking eight stitches to fix it.

She says it could have been much worse.

“There were families with children around us in the water. Although I don’t like the fact that he bit me, I’m grateful that it wasn’t one of the small children,” Summers said.

There have been five recorded shark bites in Volusia County this year.

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