Woman Taken to Hospital With 2-Foot Nurse Shark Still Attached to Her Arm

A 2-foot nurse shark was found attached to her right forearm.

ByBRIAN MCBRIDE
May 16, 2016, 7:50 AM

— -- 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 was killed before the fire department arrived, it was still attached.

PHOTO: A 23-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with the nurse shark still attached to her forearm in Boca Raton, Florida, May 15, 2016.
A 23-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with the nurse shark still attached to her forearm in Boca Raton, Florida, May 15, 2016.
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services

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

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