A college student received more than 100 stitches after being bitten by a shark in Sarasota Bay.
Andrea Lynch, 20, said she was floating on her back near a boat when the shark bit her in her side Wednesday, shook her a little bit and then let her go.
When she got back in the boat, she told her three friends that she might have been bitten by a shark and they thought she might be joking _ or mistaken.
"I reached back with my hand and felt all these gashes on me," she said, "and there was blood running down my body and pooling in the boat."
Lynch had 17 puncture wounds. Doctors said the shark's teeth got close to her lungs, but missed all major organs.