Mum of three fights for life after shark rips off her thigh


Mother-of-three Leeanne Ericson is in a medically induced coma after a shark took a chunk out of her leg while she was swimming in San Diego, California.

The 35-year-old was in the ocean when she was attacked by the shark.

Her mother, Christine McKnerney Leidle, created a GoFundMe page to raise money for her daughter’s recovery.

‘It tore her right back leg from her glute to her knee. The Doctors also say that she drowned when the shark pulled her under,’ she wrote.

‘She is a single mom with three young children who depend on her. She has a long rode [sic] ahead with several surgeries to go. I don’t know how much this will cost but she’s going to need all the help she can get.’

Ericson was in the surf with her boyfriend when she was attacked by the shark.

Her friend Laura Smith told CBS News that a surfer rescued her.

‘He jumped and dove off the board and went looking for her and found her on the bottom and brought her up on the surf board. he truly saved her life,’ she says.

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