MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman was taken to a Miami hospital after being bitten in the leg by a shark in the lower Florida Keys, according to Monroe County’s fire rescue division.
Emergency crews were called to Summerland Key on Wednesday after a woman jumped off a boat and then came back to the boat with a large wound on her leg. It was determined later at the hospital that a shark bit her leg.
Medics took the victim, who is in her 30s, to the Summerland Key Airport where a Trauma Star helicopter airlifted her to a Miami hospital.
County officials said an in-flight blood transfusion likely contributed to the victim’s survival.
Officials did not disclose the woman’s condition as of Friday afternoon.