'The Shark Took Her Leg. It Did Not Take Her Spirit.'


GREENVILLE, N.C. — Paige Winter stood in waist-deep water when a shark pounced three feet from her father Charlie Winter, a firefighter and former Marine. The 17-year-oldsuffered severe injuries from the attackearlier this month at North Carolina's Fort Macon State Park.

"I turned to where Paige was and there was no Paige," her father said. "Paige was underwater, but there was pink on the water. I went straight to where the pink was and I dove under and I grabbed her. When I pulled her up a shark came up with her — it was a big shark and I immediately started to hit it. I hit it with everything I could and it let go."

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