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Shark bites 17-year-old Kentucky girl visiting Florida

The teen had been swimming behind a condo in Destin.

The teen had been swimming behind a condo in Destin.  (Google Street View)

A 17-year-old tourist from Kentucky suffered a bite wound to her leg Sunday while swimming the in the Gulf of Mexico behind a condominium in Destin, according to a news release. 

RESCUE AFTER SHARK ATTACKS KAYAK OFF AUSTRALIA

Witnesses say a five-foot shark bit the girl while she was near the second sandbar around 3:39 p.m.   

Initial reports described the injuries as a scratch to her left leg, as well as a puncture wound on her right leg which will require stitches.

The teen was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for treatment.

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