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10-year-old boy, who lost part of his leg in a shark attack, said he is 'in good spirits

By Nolan Thom

Aug 16, 2022

Uncle Joshua Reeder posted on Facebook on Sunday that his nephew Jameson Reeder Jr. had been snorkeling in the Florida Keys with his parents, two brot...

And, he said, Jameson's family claims a bull shark measuring 8 feet attacked him "...and was struck hard and low, just below the knee.

Jameson was "hanging on for dear life" to a pool noodle while "screaming" for help before his family drove their boat over to him and pulled him aboar...

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Jameson's parents notified a passing boat, where a nurse was waiting. It was easier for the family to return to shore with Jameson thanks to the speed...

Because the shark had done so much damage, "they had to remove/amputate from just below the knee to save his life," Joshua said. "They said the shark ...

Family friend James Miller told the WSVN television station in Miami, "Five quarts of blood were used to try and save him. Even now, his survival is a...

Joshua said that Jameson has finished surgery and is resting at the hospital, where he felt compelled to "share his faith" with others. He reported th...

The incident was confirmed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to the Miami Herald, but no further information was given.

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