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Close shave: Shark bite shows teen's near-miss from attack

Published 10/06/2014 | 13:06

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Mikaela said she never saw the shark, but felt something had happened and made it back to the beach as fast as she could.
Mikaela said she never saw the shark, but felt something had happened and made it back to the beach as fast as she could.
Mikaela said she never saw the shark, but felt something had happened and made it back to the beach as fast as she could.

This shark bite didn’t result in a rush to an emergency room, but the nip does remind one 14-year-old girl how close she was to something that could have been a lot worse.

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American teenager Mikaela Amezaga went for a dip in shallow waters at a beach in Galveston, Texas to cool off when she had a more-than-uncomfortable encounter with a shark.

Mikaela was sitting out in the sun with her family at their beach house when she decided to cool off and walked into the waist-deep water before kneeling down.

"Just like in the movies, when a shark opens its mouth," Mikaela said as she remembered the sound of the shark exhaling before it bit her.

The girl said she felt like something hit her shoulder, but didn’t feel any pain.

Mikaela said she never saw the shark, but felt something had happened and made it back to the beach as fast as she could.

Her mother moved her hair back and saw the blood before they rushed to the house where a doctor friend was staying.

No stitches were needed, but the wound was cleaned and is healing without any problems.

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