Don’t miss the ultimate foodie event, The Baltimore Sun's Secret Supper

Port Everglades

Woman likely bitten by shark in South Florida

Woman likely bitten by shark in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE - A 22-year-old South Florida woman suffered a large gash to her right leg in a likely shark attack on Sunday afternoon in the Intracoastal Waterway.


Jessica Vaughn was in surgery Sunday evening at Broward Health Medical Center. She is expected to make a full recovery, her friend Peter Hogge said.

Vaughn had been on a boat with Hogge and three other friends. The friends put on life vests and jumped into the water to go inner-tubing.

"She barely made it to the tube when she felt something hit her face. She didn't know what it was," Hogge said. "Then she looked down at her leg and knew there was a problem."

The friends...