A Florida vacation turns into a nightmare for one Alabama family.
Six-year-old Logan Hamby was enjoying a swim with his sister when he was attacked by a shark.
The killer fish bit down on his leg and wouldn't let go as his father dragged him to shore. Thanks to the help of his sister, and some Good Samaritans, Logan survived.
The family tells "New Day's" Michaela Pereira the were less than knee deep in the water and originally thought it was a jelly fish.
His stepmom Donna says when she pulled Logan out of the water the shark was still hanging onto his leg. That's when others rushed towards them and hit the shark to knock it off.
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I have lived in Florida all my life and to me tourists are a necessary evil. We must remember that the ocean is the shark’s home. If you don’t want to risk getting bitten by a shark, stung by a jellyfish or step on a sting ray, then swim in a pool.
About 670 times... Since 1882. 11 fatalities. Here's hoping Logan and his family are alright. I can't imagine seeing your child pulled from the water with a shark attached.
Happens more often then people think. FL has great media suppression. States hurting, & with the decline in tourism it's gotten much worse. As a resident I can recall streets lined with people browsing the local sand/surf shops. Most of them are closed now, & might have a suffering large retailer near by for FL trinkets. If people new the actual shark attack numbers, I don't think we'd survive. I live 2 blocks from a beautiful beach, residents don't use the beach, only tourists. We know the truth.
This is not uncommon in shallow Florida ocean waters. I wouldn't let my kids swim there. Would be nice if there was a safe area for kids with barriers.
When did this occur? None of the news coverage has stated when this incident happened. Thanks
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