Shark attack thwarted by hero dad

17-year-old Paige Winters' father punched the shark in the nose five times, and she still sustained major injuries and needed her leg amputated.
2:00 | 06/04/19

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We have new updates on the seventeen year old girl who was. Bitten by a shark in Atlantic beach North Carolina she received. Deep lacerations to her legs and pelvis and hands and now we learned she had to have her leg amputated. I wanna go to GOP needs as an Atlantic beach with more GO. Hey there Kim we're now learning more about that father who jumped into the water to save his seventeen year old daughter's life. After that shark attacked her he actually punch that shark. In its snout. Five times to get it away from her he is a trained rescue or a paramedic a firefighter a marine. And he did exactly what he was supposed to do he did exactly what any of us should have done in that sort of scenario he was able to save her life but no doubt about it right now she is dealing with a whole lot because she has lost now. Her leg from the knee out. And she may also need a hand transplant. We are hearing those chilling 911 calls. From that afternoon listening. Issuing a bathing. In some years earlier that Boettcher is permitted her leg all the all. And now we're also hearing from page herself from her hospital bed she's issued this statement saying. Although I have extensive injuries including an amputated leg and damaged my hands I will be okay. I know I have a long road to recovery which includes additional surgeries I will continue to stay positive and be thankful. That it was not worse so even in the face of all of this she is showing incredible gratitude. That's her life was saved. In this horrible situation a book by the way. This was entirely unpredictable of course because this happened in the middle of the day 1 PM Sunday and officials here still though. They're urging people in this community and at beaches all across this country. Not to go in the water at dawn and dusk because that is when sharks are most likely to be here. Right thinking gee you know yes people have to be safe.

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