Authorities say a shark attack on a Florida beach on Thursday gravely damaged a young girl.
The attack occurred near Keaton Beach in Taylor County, northern Florida.
According to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, the young girl was scalloping in water about 5 feet deep
on Grassy Island, just south of Keaton Beach, when she was bitten by a shark.
According to the sheriff's office, "a family member apparently leapt
in the water and fought the shark until the youngster got released."