St. Petersburg shark attack

Posted by Tricia Dunn - email

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLX) - A Saint Petersburg woman recovers in the hospital after she's bitten by a shark.

The 19-year-old woman was swimming in the intercoastal waterway behind her family's house when the shark bit her on the lower right leg. Her older sister pulled her out of the water and gave her first aid until paramedics arrived.

Neighbors say it's scary but they're here for the water, they wont stay away. Officials say the woman was swimming near a boat dock when the attacked happened, and she's expected to make a full recovery.