Shark attack survivor describes how she escaped from the great white's jaws

Leeanne Ericson was attacked by a 10-foot great white shark and bitten in her right thigh and backside down to the bone.
1:17 | 07/29/17

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Finally tonight, despite popular perception, shark bites and attacks are still pretty rare. Roughly 100 or so a year. But for one family in San Diego one close encounter with a shark was definitely one too many. ABC's Nick watt caught up with a mother of three who fought off a deadly great white. That's all that was left. Reporter: Teeth marks. It's almost like a cartoon chunk out of your leg. Yeah. That's the image my mind gave me, was a cartoon. Oh, really? The shark was hunting that seal that was in the water with us. So it wasn't a curious bite. This was an attack bite to kill. Someone got bit by a shark. Are they still in the water? Yeah. They're dragging them out right now. Reporter: Saturday evening April 29th this year Leeann and dusty are in the water. I felt it grab me and pull me down. Reporter: That's how great whites hunt. Drown the prey, then eat. I felt like I was digging out a cup of Jell-O. Reporter: That was the shark's eye? Yeah. Reporter: Nine weeks in the icu and eight operations later Leeann is defying the odds. So how much does it cost to get bitten by a shark? Millions. Reporter: Her mom has set up guy fund me page. It's brought you closer, you think? Yeah. He saved my life. I mean -- Reporter: That's a lot of points in the bank. I would have done it for you too, buddy. Reporter: I'm Nick watt for "Nightline" in San Diego, calqfornia.

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