A 17-year-old girl who lost her leg and two fingers in contact with a shark in North Carolina said the attack would not detain her.
Paige Winter was swimming with her father at Fort Macon National Park when she disappeared underwater. His father, Charlie Winter, a former US Marine who is also a local firefighter, saw the water turn pink.
The girl's hands were roughed up after trying to open the shark's mouth and her left leg had to be amputated from her thigh. She is recovering again, but hopes that something positive will come from the experience.
While unprovoked shark attacks are rare - there were 66 around the world last year and four dead - a second incident saw a 19-year-old surfer being bitten by a shark at Ocean Isle Beach. North Carolina last week.