German woman bitten by shark off Vero Beach, Florida

Florida’s Fox4Now is reporting that a 47-year-old German woman was bitten by a shark yesterday, off Florida’s Vero Beach. The woman was in waist-deep water when she was bitten on her left leg. According to the report, the victim suffered severe injuries to her leg, as a result of the bite.

TCPalm reports that she was out of surgery last night and listed in serious condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. Lifeguards and beachgoers assisted the woman and helped to stabilize her until emergency medical support arrived.

The species involved in the attack has not yet been identified.

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