Standing next to his young daughter in waist-deep water off Fripp Island on Friday afternoon, Craig Morris felt something softly nudge his leg.
Seconds later, something pulled 6-year-old Ella under the water.
That "something" was a shark, he said.
The 37-year-old father of three quickly pulled the child to the surface.
That's when he saw the blood and the 9-inch gash on the little girl's leg, said Heidi Morris, Craig's wife and Ella's mother.