Two teenaged girls from Mountain Brook injured in Florida shark attack on Friday

Mountain Brook City Manager Sam Gaston confirmed two teenage girls involved in a Walton County, Florida shark attack Friday are from Mountain Brook.

South Walton Fire District said Friday’s incident involved two girls between 15 and 17 years old at Seacrest Beach. The girls were within the first sand bar in the water when they were attacked.

Officials said one of the girls suffered “significant injuries” to one upper and one lower extremity, which both required tourniquets.

She was flown to a trauma center and was listed in critical condition.

The second girl suffered flesh wounds to her lower right foot and is reportedly in stable condition.

Earlier Friday a 45-year-old woman near WaterSound Beach was attacked.

South Walton Fire District Chief Ryan Crawford said the woman was with her husband swimming past the first sand bar when she suffered “significant trauma to mid-section and pelvic area as well as amputation of her left lower arm.”

She received medical attention from beachgoers who were nurses, according to Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

The woman was eventually flown to a hospital.

She was listed in critical condition.

The two incidents took place within five miles of each other.

The South Walton Fire District lifeguards are flying red and purple flags Saturday out of caution due to Friday’s incidents. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office had a boat in the Gulf throughout the day to monitor the shoreline.

The type of sharks involved in the attacks are unknown at this time.

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