Caitlyn Taylor is a 17-year-old who is recovering from injuries that she sustained from a S. She was swimming in Destin, Florida when a shark bit her leg. Caitlyn realized that she had to think fast. She punched the shark in the face several times.
Caitlyn kept punching the shark until it left her go. She had six puncture wounds from the shark bite. She also had cuts on her legs and hands. Caitlyn’s mother, Tracey, stated that her daughter had to get between 120 and 140 stitches.
Caitlyn is a student at Atherton High School. She is a member of the school’s softball team and was in town for a tournament. She was forced to drop out of the tournament after her shark attack. Caitlyn posted an update on her Twitter account. She stated that she is recovering and thanked everyone for the support that they gave her. She also posted a picture of her injuries.
Caitlyn also stated that she is lucky to be alive. Shark attacks are rare in Okaloosa County, which is where the incident took place. This is the fourth attack that occurred in Okaloosa County since 1882. The authorities do not know what type of shark attacked Caitlyn.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office released a statement saying that Caitlyn’s punch was hard enough to drive the shark away. Paige, who is Caitlyn’s sister, stated that the event was traumatizing. However, she is happy that her sister is strong and a fighter. One of Caitlyn’s friends stated that she has an amazing survival story.
Caitlyn did not realize that a shark was approaching her at first because it was in the waves. She thought it was a dolphin. She did not notice it was a shark until she looked down after it tugged at her leg.