Kentucky teen bitten by shark in Destin

DESTIN, Fla. - A Kentucky teenager was treated for a minor shark bite in Destin.

Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputies said the 17-year old tourist was bit on the leg around 3:30 p.m. Sunday while swimming in the gulf behind the Sundestin Condominiums.

Witnesses said a five foot shark bit the girl while she was near the second sandbar. Initial reports described the injuries as a scratch to her left leg, as well as a puncture wound on her right leg which required stitches.

The teen was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for treatment.


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