Horror pictures show brutal injuries after woman, 40, attacked by a shark in waist-deep water amid spate of maulings | The Sun

SHOCKING pictures show the brutal injuries a 40-year-old woman sustained after she was attacked by a shark in waist-deep water.

Tasa Summers was on vacation at Daytona Beach, Florida, when she was bitten by a shark at about 1.12pm on Saturday, according to officials.


Before she was attacked, Tasa said she "didn't see anything in the water," reported WESH.

"Then, outside of that, the natural response, I just screamed and started running," she said of the encounter.

Tasa explained she was at the beach with her boyfriend for the weekend in Florida when the attack took place.

Though she said her first instinct was to scream, Tasa also noted that she made sure not to "fall back into the water."

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"I didn't know if I fell back (into the water), if it would go after my arm or another part of my body," she told WESH.

Tasa's injuries were not fatal or life-threatening, and she was able to be treated by a nurse who made a tourniquet.

There have been five shark attacks in Volusia County, FL alone this year, according to officials.

A rise in shark attacks has also been recorded in the northeast US.

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A recent northeast attack was on a 41-year-old man who was knocked off of his surfboard by a tiger shark.

Later the same day, a 49-year-old tourist visiting a Long Island beach was wading in the water around 6pm.

He was bitten by a shark and flown to Stony Brook University for nonfatal injuries.

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The west coast has also experienced a rise in shark attacks over the last year.

Twenty-two shark attacks have taken place off of US coasts this year so far, per officials.

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There have been five recorded shark attacks in Volusia County, FL this yearCredit: WESH 2

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