Surfer bit by shark gets 30 stitches

Posted at 1:41 PM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-16 22:40:21-04

A surfer is bitten by a shark while surfing at St. Augustine Beach.

Kerry Keyton was surfing in the waters when she says something bit her.

"My legs were still in the water and I felt something hit me, and my foot felt like it has gone into like a hole of some kind," Keyton said.

Keyton says she jerked her foot out f the shark's mouth and paddled back to shore.

"When I got back in, this nice boy, he was like 13 or so, he helped me and I asked him to go call a lifeguard, because I thought I had been bitten by a shark.  I looked at my foot, and I saw it was kind of mangled looking and I knew it was a shark," Keyton said.

The surfer is now recovering with almost 30 stitches in her foot and ankle.