Girl receives 42 stitches after suspected shark attack in Maryland
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - Family members of a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl say she suffered injuries after a suspected shark attack in Maryland that left her with 42 stitches for 20 cuts.
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Jordan Prushinski and her family told WBRE-TV that they were on vacation Monday at the beach in Ocean City when Jordan went into knee-deep water.
She was swimming with her family when she limped out of the water bleeding from the leg.
Her mother says other beachgoers, including an EMT and a nurse, helped give Jordan first aid.
With the help of a lifeguard, they cleaned and bandaged the wound, and Jordan’s family took her to a hospital. Jordan’s mother says a doctor confirmed the wound was from a shark bite.
The town of Ocean City says officials are consulting experts and aren’t ruling out marine life.
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