|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
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