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A 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl speaks after being bitten by a shark in Ocean City, Maryland

Ocean City, Maryland-A 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl appeared to have been stabbed by a shark in Maryland and was injured after leaving 42 needles in 20 cuts, the family said.

Jordan Prusinsky and her family, Plains Township, Luzerne County, were on vacation on the beaches of Ocean City on Monday when Jordan entered the deep sea to his knees. She was swimming with her family as she dragged her feet out of the bleeding water.

“I thought I picked up a horseshoe crab and hit it on the shin,” she said.

Her mother, Melissa Prusinsky, said other beach fans, including EMT and nurses, helped Jordan with first aid.

“(Jordan) came out and I glanced at her leg and saw a wound and bleeding,” said Melissa Prusinsky. “I went to lifeguard right away because I knew I needed help to handle this.”

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With the help of lifeguards, they cleaned and bandaged the wounds, and Jordan’s family took her to the Atlantic General Hospital.

Melissa Prusinsky said she sent a photo of the wound to an expert at the Shark Institute in New Jersey. He believes it could have been a blacktip shark.

“You find them directly across the beach, often chasing small bait fish or getting out of the way,” said Dr. Stephen Kajiura.

Shark sightings and incidents are rare in Ocean City, but experts say sharks are becoming more common in less common areas due to the high water temperatures.

“They are heading north more and more,” Kajiura said. “As shark movements change, we will have more and more problems in the future.”

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Jordan was still fine and she said it wouldn’t stop her forever, while the incident might keep her away from the sea for a while.

“It may be a year or two, but this rarely happens, but it’s even rarer to happen a second time,” said Jordan Pursinsky.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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