How a 13-year-old Survived a Shark Attack
manage to do something: to succeed in doing something, especially when it is difficult or challenging
A 13-year-old girl, Ella Reed, successfully defended herself against a shark attack at a Florida beach. She was in shallow water with a friend when she felt a sharp pain on her side. Ella punched the shark, which swam away but returned later. She managed to fight it off again. Despite being bitten many times, she stayed calm. She said, “I wasn’t really in pain because the adrenaline was through the roof.” Ella needed 19 stitches, but is proud of her scars. The brave girl said she is not afraid to go back into the ocean.
If you’re ever attacked by a shark, don’t play dead. Do what Ella did and punch or kick the shark’s nose, eyes, and gills. And don’t turn your back on the shark. If the shark sees you’re watching, it’s less likely to attack.
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