Florida Shark Attack Leaves Teen With 'Serious Injuries'

After getting "serious injuries" in a shark attack Thursday at a beach in Florida, a teenage girl is likely to lose her leg. 

Shane Bethea, Addison's father, wrote on Facebook that his daughter was "scalloping near Grassy Island" when an unidentified type of shark bit her right thigh. 

Addison allegedly tried to get rid of it by "poking it in the eyes and punching it," but it wouldn't move.  

It was said that the shark was about nine feet long. 

Rhett Willingham, the girl's brother, is said to have hit the shark until it let go of the girl 

Bethea's post says that Willingham then took his sister to a nearby boat and tied a tourniquet around her neck to stop the bleeding. 

After that, she was taken by helicopter to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare with "serious injuries."