WESH-TV's Todd Wilson reports on the shark attacks.
Two teens, including one who was pulled under twice, have shark survivor stories to tell after being bitten while surfing in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on Wednesday.
"To me it was like a scene out of 'Jaws' where the girl's getting sucked under," Valey Levy said of watching her daughter being attacked as the two were surfing.
Sydney Levy, 15, went under, resurfaced and "got back on her board, and there was her ankle ... blood coming off of it," her mom told NBC affiliate WESH.com.
But then the shark grabbed her a second time.
"I said, 'There's no way this thing is going to kill my daughter,' and I grabbed her shoulders, and I pulled her up and threw her on the nose of my board," Levy said.
Helped by surfers nearby, the two paddled quickly back to shore where first-aid crews were helping Nick Romano, 17, who had been bitten just a short time earlier. It was not known if it was the same shark or not.
"He kind of spun up. His tail flipped up right in front of me," Romano told WESH.com, describing the shark's mouth as being about a foot wide. "My reaction was to shove him right away, and then he swam back down. I stood there and was like, 'I just got bit by a shark.'"
Romano got 17 stitches at the scene, while Sydney Levy was rushed to surgery but was released a few hours later.
WESH.com reported that both teens said they planned to go back into the water -- once they heal.
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