Pregnant woman bitten by shark plans to return to water
A PREGNANT Queensland woman who was attacked by what experts believe was a shark in the shallow waters of Phuket says she won't be deterred from the ocean.
Jane Neame, who is six-months pregnant, suffered a severed tendon in the attack which required her to undergo surgery.
She was swimming with her boyfriend Robert Passmore when the attack happened.
Ms Neame was in waist-deep water, about where the waves were breaking, when she was bitten, the Phuket Gazette reported.
"I may have stood on it, and then it bit me. It's hard to say because it bit underneath my foot and on top," Ms Neame said.
"I felt it tear at me. It felt like a shark," she said after being told that experts believe it was most likely a shark attack.
Ms Neame cried out for help and was rescued by Mr Passmore, who carried her to the safety of the beach.
She said she still loved the ocean and would not be deterred from returning to the water.
"I'm not scared. I love the ocean," she said.
Hospital experts said it was still unclear whether she was bitten by a shark.