Little girl recovering from shark bite

Little girl recovering from shark bite.

Violet Veatch, the 3-year old girl bit by a shark at Bathtub Reef Beach continues to recover.

 Doctors say she received more than 100 stitches for the bite in her leg, but with physical therapy she should be able to walk again.

Violet was in the water with her mother when she got bit by a shark.  She was airlifted to St Mary’s Hospital where she underwent surgery.

Jessica Veatch, Violet’s mother,  said she saw people  spearfishing and standing on the reef. Veatch said they came through the swimming area with “whatever fish they had on their spears.”

GoFundMe page has been set up for Violet’s medical care. To donate, search for “Care For Violet” at

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