She didn’t get her hogfish but came away with something else. Ewing was flown by Trinity Air Ambulance to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. According to WCVB, doctors, working to save her fingers Sunday night, found a shark tooth in her hand.
“It’s just unfortunate. It’s just one of those things where she was spearfishing and the shark came from nowhere,” Abaco Crash Fire Rescue Chief Colin Albury told WPLG Local 10.
“A lot of people don’t realize when you’re spearfishing grouper, hogfish, they give off a sound when they are injured and that sound is like ringing the dinner bell for the sharks,” Albury told WPLG.
As for the shark? It’s still out there.
“She isn’t mad at the shark because getting attacked is a common risk with spearfishing,” Albury told ABC News.