A 13 year old girl from Boca Raton is recovering after being bitten in the leg by a shark while body surfing in waist deep water in New Smyrna Beach Sunday afternoon.

At first Alex Masterson thought it might be a turtle that grabbed her leg, but she realized the teeth were too sharp.

Her dad, who has paramedic experience, carried her to shore and kept her calm until help arrived.

Alex needed stitches to close the wound and returned home yesterday.

No one saw the shark but it's believed to have been a spinner.

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