Lucy Mangum, the 6-year-old girl who was bitten by a shark off Ocracoke Island last week, appeared with her mother and father (Jordan and Craig Mangum) on The Early Show this morning. According to CBS News, Lucy is getting ready to leave the hospital after sustaining injuries to her foot and calf. Injuries to Lucy’s Achilles tendon are expected to take 6 to 8 weeks to recover, according to the report.
While 6-year-old Lucy didn’t seem particularly eager to talk to The Early Show anchor, her mother said that she expects her daughter to return to the water after her injuries are healed. She also noted that Lucy “loves the beach.” Here’s to a full and speedy recovery for Lucy!