• Fish bites girl 25 times, causing serious foot damage

    By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    DULUTH, Minn. - A Minnesota girl is recovering after a fish bit her multiple times while she was paddleboarding in a lake.

    Maren Kesselhon, 11, was with her father Wednesday at Island Lake when the attack occurred, KARE reported. Maren said as she took a dip in the lake, she felt the fish grab her left foot. She said her entire foot was in the fish's mouth.

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    Maren was rushed to the hospital where she was treated for 25 bites that included nine deep lacerations and tendon damage, KARE reported. Some of the razor-sharp cuts went down to the bone, and are believed to have been caused by a muskie, doctors said.

    Maren’s father, Ryan Kesselhon, told KARE he plans on going back to the lake to catch the fish and "hang it on my wall.”

    File image of a muskie caught in Minnesota.
    Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources

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