Transcript for Brave 9-year-old reveals terrifying moment when shark clamped down on her leg
start this half-hour with a shark attack at the Florida beach that's been called the shark bite capital of the world. The latest victim, a 9-year-old girl. ABC's Stephanie Ramos has more on what that girl is saying this morning. Stephanie. Reporter: It was just another day at the beach in Florida, a little girl playing in knee-deep water when all of a sudden she said she felt a slight tugging on her leg, she looked closely and it was a shark. 9-year-old Maggie demonstrating incredible bravery on a family vacation. I was knee deep. Then I saw the sand swirl. I thought it was kind of a big fish. Reporter: In new smyrna beach, wading in knee-deep water, Maggie suddenly feeling a sharp pain on her right leg. Turns out it was a shark. It bit me, but it almost felt like a grab and then a bit. It tugged my leg. It let go pretty quick. Reporter: Maggie getting treated immediately by rescue crews on the beach. Her mom in disbelief. She was, mom, I got bit. I was like, row got bit? What did it feel like? Even the lifeguard didn't believe it at first. She looked down and she was like, oh, my gosh. Reporter: New smyrna beach is known as the shark bite capital of the world. There have been three other attacks there in the last month. This shark bite caught on camera. According to Florida museum international shark file, the U.S. Had the largest amount of unprovoked attacks in the world last year, 32. We want to avoid areas next to channels where there's a deep dropoff. From shallow to deeper water. Areas sharks tend to go to make their living. And as you saw there, Maggie received a couple of stitches but she's expected to make a full recovery. This is why I don't get in water where I can't see things. It is. I'm like terrified something is going to get me. Yeah, and she was in dee-deep water. She wasn't even deep in the ocean. She said amazingly calm. She's smiling.
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