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atlfootr
09-23-2007, 10:15 AM
Saturday, September 22, 2007

Shark bites surfboard http://www.baynews9.com/images/news/2007/9/22/sharkbitessurfboard.jpg
Jessica Riley (http://www.baynews9.com/images/news/2007/9/22/lgsharkbitessurfboard.jpg) poses with her shark bitten surf board.
FLAGLER BEACH (Bay News 9) -- Jessica Riley was surfing on Flagler Beach (http://www.baynews9.com/Maps.html?Flagler%20beach,%20Fl) when she said instinct told her to take her hand out of the water.

Moments later, a shark bit a piece of her board.

"As soon as I raised it out, this thing comes up and chomps right on it," Riley said. "I was like oh my gosh, I lost an arm, my leg's bitten off."

Riley said the whole experience was completely surreal.
"The whole like... jaws effect. Like, where you see the eyeballs and then they turn white and the teeth were crooked," Riley said.

The shark pulled on her surfboard leash taking her under the water but did not attack.
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Girl describes (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/../VideoPlayer/?Shark_Bites_Surfboard_922) sharkhttp://www.baynews9.com/images/style/camera_icon_grey.gif (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/../VideoPlayer/?Shark_Bites_Surfboard_922)
http://www.baynews9.com/content/36/2007/9/22/289863.html

atlfootr
09-23-2007, 10:22 AM
In the video she's laugh'n it up and smiling about the whole incident, but in reality she's got NO IDEA how lucky she is :rant:
I'd betch'a if she lost that arm, she wouldn't be laugh'n :twocents:

atlfootr
09-23-2007, 10:40 AM
We went to the beach Saturday, jus' dwn the coast from where the attack took place.
I never saw any fins on the surface ...

SDAhockey21
09-23-2007, 10:45 AM
YIKES... I will stick to surfing behind the boat!

atlfootr
09-23-2007, 10:47 AM
Surf'n bhind the boat, could easily cost ya a leg ... couldn't it?

SDAhockey21
09-23-2007, 11:01 AM
Not if properly done!