Teens Survive ‘Jaws’-Like Shark Attack At Florida Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — Two teens are lucky to be alive after suffering a “Jaws”-type shark attack at New Smyrna Beach.

The Associated Press reports that two teens were bitten within five minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon.

Valeh Levy told WKMG-TV that she saw her 15-year-old daughter, Sydney, being pulled off her surfboard by a shark.

“To me is was like a scene out of ‘Jaws’ where the girl is getting sucked under,” Levy told the television station. “I said, ‘There is no way this thing is going to kill my daughter.’ I grabbed her shoulders and I pulled her up and threw her on the nose of my board.”

The station reports that two surfers helped them back to the beach where the other teen was being treated.

“I saw the full thing right in front of me,” 17-year-old Nick Romano, who also was bitten, told the station. “The tail whipped right in front of me.” Romano had to get 17 stitches in his calf.

Both Levy and Romano were released from the hospital.

Authorities believe it was unlikely the same shark bit both the teens.

The beach has been reopened.

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