Teen Bitten by Shark in Destin

A 17-year old tourist from Kentucky suffered a bite wound to her leg Sunday while swimming the in the Gulf of Mexico behind a condominium at 1040 East Highway 98 in Destin.

(Courtesy: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office) Teen Bitten by Shark

Initial reports described the injuries as a scratch to her left leg, as well as a puncture wound on her right leg which will require stitches.

Witnesses say a five foot shark bit the girl while she was near the second sandbar around 3:39 p.m.

The teen was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for treatment.

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