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Shark Attack: Mother watches as shark pulls daughter under water

9:46 AM, Mar 15, 2012   |    comments
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WKMG) - New Smyrna Beach mom said she watched a shark pull her daughter under water like a scene out of the movie "Jaws."

Valeh Levy said she and her 15-year-old daughter, Sydney, were surfing south of the jetty in New Smyrna Beach when all of a sudden Sydney was pulled off of her surfboard.

"This was my worst nightmare," Levy said.

The shark bit Sydney's ankle.

Levy said her daughter was able to get back on her board but then the shark came back and chomped down on the rope connected to her ankle, pulling her under water.

"To me is was like a scene out of Jaws where the girl is getting sucked under.  I said, 'there is no way this thing is going to kill my daughter.' I grabbed her shoulders and I pulled her up and threw her on the nose of my board," Levy said.

She said the shark continued swimming around them as they called out for help to two nearby surfers who helped them to shore. Luckily an ambulance was just up the beach helping another surfer, Nick Romano, 17, who had just been bitten too.

Volusia County Beach Patrol officials said the two teens were bit within five minutes of each other around 4pm Wednesday.

"I saw the full thing right in front of me. The tail whipped right in front of me," Romano said.

He was bit on his calf and had to get 17 stitches.

"Every surfer always thinks, 'Oh one day I'm going to get bit by a shark.' Today was my day," Romano said.

Both Romano and Levy were released from the hospital Wednesday night.

A beach patrol spokesperson said it's highly unlikely that it was the same shark. She said it likely was a group of sharks in the area feeding on fish.

The beach was closed for about 30 minutes and then reopened.

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