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Mother of six bitten by shark at Fla. beach

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jun 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-02 13:36:16-04

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla. -- A mother of six who was bitten by a shark off Florida's Melbourne Beach last month says she has no plans to stay out of the water.

Amy Tatsch, 38, told WKMG that the she believes a bull shark bit her leg while she was swimming near Ponce de Leon Park on Melbourne Beach on May 15.


"We caught a couple of waves. He caught one and I drifted down a little farther with the current so I was a little farther away and the next wave that was coming up, I was ready," she said. "I kicked off with my right leg to give me some momentum to ride in and that's when I got bumped."


Doctors were able to save her leg. After looking at the width of the bite, Tatsch said her doctor believes the shark was about 7 feet long.