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Possible shark attack at Atlantic Beach injures 1

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Updated: 6/17/2013 9:48 am
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- A beautiful day in Atlantic Beach turned scary for some when a woman claimed she was attacked by a shark. 

She was surfing with friends and told witnesses she felt a push by something she couldn't see, and then felt pain in her Achilles tendon. 

That's when Kelly Vaughn looked up and saw the woman being pushed to shore by one of Vaughn's friends.

"We walked over and the girl said that a shark bit her. Then she blacked out and couldn't remember how she got back to the beach."

Witnesses say the handful of people who were in the water at the time, all came in to check on the victim, but lifeguards did not keep them from returning to the water. 

The woman was given first aid by lifeguards and taken to the hospital for further testing. 

Atlantic Beach Lifeguard Captain John Phillips tells Action News her injuries have been attributed to some sort of marine life, but doctors still need to confirm if it was a shark.
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duke88 - 6/20/2013 1:21 PM
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Nativejax stfu! !!!!! She did get bit by a shark she's beed in 3 diffrent surgeries since Saturday

nativejax - 6/16/2013 11:27 AM
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I liked the way this story said the victim 'claimed' she was bitten by a shark. Because my husbands crazy ex wife did the same thing just to get on the channel 4 news a few years ago. Now her kids, who are all grown, are telling us it was just a lie, that she used a set of shark teeth you get at a novelty shop and clamped it into the back side of her leg.?? This is what you can expect from a woman who steals another girls identity in Vegas to come here and live in Mandarin, under the radar with 5 and 6 husbands out there that she is still married to. She bilked the families of their life savings, but would get public assistance even though she never needed it. Boy I wish I could be a crook and live high on the hog like that. NOT..Her 'shark story' crap is on the web somewhere, under channle4 with Bruce, somewhere around 2003 -2005 ..what a nutcase. (Hint.. her little girl had reddish/purple hair in the interview)

tlynn - 6/15/2013 9:05 PM
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And you are in their territory!

nativejax - 6/15/2013 8:29 PM
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Its that time of year.
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