Published: Jun 11, 2010 6:17 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 11, 2010 3:14 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - An 18-year-old from Gwinnett County is
recovering from a shark bite she received while body-boarding off
Jacksonville Beach.
      Family members say Hannah Foster, who graduated recently from
Brookwood High School, was in waist-deep water Thursday when a
shark grabbed her left foot and leg.
      Foster's mother, Kitty Mayo-Foster, says her daughter's
boyfriend, Rick Hughes, pulled her to shore and summoned help.
      Mayo-Foster says her daughter received 29 stitches at Baptist
Beaches Medical Center in Jacksonville and was discharged Thursday
      Jacksonville Beach Police Department spokesman Gene Paul Smith
says there are a number of shark species in the area but bites are