Wendell Woman Recovering from Shark Attack
The woman, identified as 27-year-old Lydia Strunk, was bitten Tuesday night while kayaking in a popular bay area just south of Puerto Rico. Strunk jumped into the water with four other people when something hit the leg of the person next to her. Seconds later, Strunk was bitten. Doctors say the wound is about 10 inches long and runs from below her knee to the ankle. Doctors say Strunk is expected to make a full recovery but will likely have some nerve damage and limited movement in her right foot, he said. Doctors repaired four tendons that are used for flexing the foot, and it will take up to five months for Strunk's damaged nerves to grow back. Shark attacks are rare in Puerto Rico. Only seven attacks have ever been reported, two of them fatal, with the last death occurring in 1924.