The Jacksonville Beach Police Department reports that the 10-year-old hero rescued her friend despite shark wounds. The girl has won everyone’s appreciation after deciding to ignore her physical illnesses and head back into the waters to save her 6–year-old friend.
Close relatives of the family can sincerely confess that bravery is one of the main features of the Szarmack family. Kaley, the 10-year-old daughter of a Florida firefighter, was attacked by a shark on Thursday when she was swimming with her friends at the Jacksonville Beach.
The marine creature, which was estimated to be three feet long bit the girl’s left foot right under her knee. Although she was severely injured, the small hero decided to get back in the 4-feet deep water and rescue her 6-year-old friends, who could have been killed by the shark.
Her father, Dave Szarmack, went through a series of mixed feelings when he saw his daughter coming out of the water. He felt sorry for her because she was going through so much physical pain, but at the same time, he was proud that the little girl pulled her friend out of the water and managed to walk herself out on the beach again.
As soon as adults on the beach noticed that the girl was injured they took her to the hospital where she received the required medical treatment. According to physicians, ninety stitches have been used to saw the little girl’s left foot. They could not say whether there will be any marks left, but they have expressed their joy that the girl was safe and sound.
Dave Szarmack further told the press that he is used to seeing all kinds of victims and difficult situations. However, the fact of seeing his daughter covered in blood and running the risk of being killed by the shark has completely overwhelmed him. He concluded his declaration by expressing his deep love and appreciation for the courage that the girl has proven.
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