A MAN WHO was attacked by a shark while swimming reacted by fighting it off, stitching up his own wounds, then going for a beer.
James Grant, 24, was spearfishing off Colac Bay in New Zealand last Saturday when he felt a tug on his leg, news.com.au reports. He turned around to see the shark.
Grant said he got a “bit of a shock”, but then began to stab at the shark with his knife, thinking:
Bugger, now I have to try and get this thing off my leg.
So Grant – a junior doctor – stitched himself up. He and his friends then went for a beer in a nearby tavern, where staff gave him a bandage from the first aid kit because he was dripping blood on the floor.
After relaxing with a cold one, Grant went to Invercargill hospital to have the stitching finished off, he told the BBC.