A 17 year-old Kentucky girl, who was in Florida for a softball tournament, was swimming in the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend when she was bit by a 5 foot shark.

She was in waits deep water and was bitten above her calf right about her knee requiring 120-140 stitches but will be fine.

The best part of this story is not only did she survive a shark attack, but how she did it. She punched the shark and it let go. The type of shark has yet to be determined.

I love "Shark Week" but that's a little too close for comfort. Get the story at WHAS.