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A boy was attacked by a shark in Florida and had to amputate a part of his leg

Jameson Reeder lost half his leg after a shark attack
Jameson Reeder lost half his leg after a shark attack

A 10-year-old boy was attacked by a shark about eight feet long over the weekend while he was snorkeling in one of the natural pools that formed in the middle of the Florida Keys., in the south of the peninsula. now, his leg had to be amputated below the kneeIn an emergency surgery performed to save his life.

Jameson Reeder Jr., Looey Coral Cay. but was on holiday with his family, in South Florida. The minor along with his mother, his father, his two brothers and his sister were in a boat about 8 km from the coast. Jameson knows how to swim well and snorkels frequently, so it was not unusual for him to decide to practice the sport during the holidays.

According to the minor’s uncle according to the local press, the young man was swimming peacefully in this coral area, enjoying the sea creatures, when a bull shark more than two meters long bit his leg, practically the entire The limb was destroyed from below. Knee

According to the family, he was attacked by a bull shark.
According to the family, he was attacked by a bull shark.

Jameson’s parents immediately rescued him, put him on the boat and applied a tonic to the wound that did not stop bleeding., About half an hour later he saw another ship nearby, to which he signaled for help.

Boarding another boat, and trying to give Jameson first aid, he found that there was a nurse on board, who immediately went to Jameson. He was the first to say that there was an urgent need to take him to the hospital.

they ran to the shore an ambulance was already waiting for him which transferred him to the Children’s Hospital in downtown Miami, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, The doctors there had to operate immediately, and to save his life there was no option but to amputate half of his leg.

Now the family is asking for financial support because the treatment of a minor is very expensive., The goal was to raise $50,000 via the GoFundMe page, and they’ve already managed to raise over $46,000 in just two days.

This is the fourth incident with sharks in the Florida Keys since last April. Officials are asking visitors to try to swim only in areas protected by lifeguards and not to go swimming alone.

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