Shark bite reported in Savannah Georgia

Special/ Savannah Morning News
Special/ Savannah Morning News

Twelve year old Ayden Meadows and his mother Raesheel were out surfing on the south end of Tybee island in Savannah Georgia for when they spotted something grey in the water.  Before they new it the shark grabbed hold of Aydens right leg.

Ayden told The Augusta Chronicle  “I had already caught two waves and I was getting ready to catch another one when we saw it,” said . “It was just like in the movies, it jumped up and hit my board then grabbed my leg.” Mrs Meadows added “I ran to the lifeguard stand and they wrapped it up and after we got to the other place the blood was already clotting so they told us to go to the hospital. The doctor said he believed it was a shark bite. You could see the outline of the jaw on his leg,”.

“I know the lifeguards wrapped the leg, but they couldn’t verify what bit the child. I think they were all scratching their heads because they didn’t know what it was,” Sasser said. “Certainly if it was confirmed to be a shark we want to know that.”

Chief Skip Sasser of the Tybee Island Fire and Emergency Services, wasn’t able to confirm that the bite marks had come from a shark. “I know the lifeguards wrapped the leg, but they couldn’t verify what bit the child. I think they were all scratching their heads because they didn’t know what it was,” Sasser said. “Certainly if it was confirmed to be a shark we want to know that.”

Ayden’s wound required 11 stitches, but still plans to hit the beach again.  He said “My adrenaline was so high I didn’t really feel it until I saw it,” he said. “It’s sore, but it’s still fine. It’s not going to stop me from going into the water at Tybee again.”

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