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Sharks Attack 2 People, Including 11-Year-Old Girl, in Florida

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Sharks attacked two people, including an 11-year-old girl, in separate locations in Florida over the weekend.

The girl had been swimming in waist-deep water at Huguenot Memorial Park in Jacksonville on Saturday when a shark bit her back, arm and hand, her family told Action News Jax. The young victim, whose identity was not released, needed stitches on her hand and fingers and is expected to undergo surgery this week, according to the news outlet.

On Sunday, a 57-year-old woman named Mary Marcus was bitten in the leg by a shark in Vero Beach, which is about 200 miles south of the first attack, according to the Associated Press. She was able to swim back to shore and was taken to the hospital, where she will undergo surgery, ABC News reports.

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