Shark bites 10-year-old girl in shallow beach water

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (CNN/WESH) — A 10-year-old girl is recovering from an apparent shark bite in Florida.

The girl was wading in shallow water in Cocoa Beach Saturday when she was bitten.

Bystanders heard her screaming and helped her to shore.

“Well, they all streaked over there pretty quick to help out with everybody and got her iced down and got her out of there real quick and so forth,” said Mike Schwarze. “And, yeah, they did a great job. Those guys really did a great job.”

WESH TV reports the girl has bite marks on her right foot and ankle.

She was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

Lifeguards briefly closed the beach immediately after the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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