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Shark bites Florida girl at popular beach

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A 10-year-old girl allegedly bitten by a shark in Florida. (Source: WESH/CNN) A 10-year-old girl allegedly bitten by a shark in Florida. (Source: WESH/CNN)

COCOA BEACH, FL (WESH/CNN) – A 10-year-old girl is recovering from an apparent shark bite in Florida.

The girl was wading in shallow water in Cocoa Beach, FL on Saturday when she was bitten.

Bystanders heard her screaming and helped her to shore.

"Well, they all streaked over there pretty quick to help out with everybody and got her iced down and got her out of there real quick and so forth. And, yeah, they did a great job. Those guys really did a great job," witness Mike Schwarze said.

WESH-TV reports the girl has bite marks on her right foot and ankle.

She was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

Lifeguards briefly closed the beach immediately after the incident.

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