A woman who had a chunk of her calf bitten off by a shark off the coast of Florida earlier this month shared her experience of the attack Friday.
Amy Tatsch — a mother of six — was attacked on May 15 while on a family outing to Melbourne Beach, in Florida.
“(I) can’t get up and around, but it’s so much nicer to be home and be able to be outside,” Tatsch told Local 6 at her Indian Harbour Beach home.
Tatsch, a mother of six, has been in the hospital for the last two weeks getting multiple surgeries after the shark attacked her while she was boogie boarding with her brother.
“We caught a couple of waves. He caught one and I drifted down a little farther with the current so I was a little farther away and the next wave that was coming up, I was ready,” she said. “I kicked off with my right leg to give me some momentum to ride in and that’s when I got bumped.”
Tatsch said her Achilles tendon was torn and her calf was a couple of inches from being taken off completely.
“It was a really hard bump and then seconds after I felt my leg being torn and then I felt the motion of something big swimming away,” she said.