Woman taken to hospital, shark still attached

Posted at 8:00 AM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 13:41:52-04

A woman was bitten by a 2-foot-long nurse shark that was still attached to her right forearm at a Boca Raton, Florida, beach Sunday, according to Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services.

Emergency crews responded to a 911 call of a 23-year-old woman bitten by a shark.

Though the shark had been killed before the fire department arrived, it was still attached.

Boca Raton Ocean Rescue told a local newspaper that the woman remained calm and there was a little blood. A splint board was used to support the woman's arm and the shark as she waited on the stretcher, according to The Associated Press.

The woman, with the dead shark still on her arm, was taken to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital in stable condition.