Monday, May 12, 2008

Man Bites Shark Back, Kinda

When an Australian man decided to go for a swim last week at a local beach, he'd never envisioned he would end in the jaws of a great white shark. The 37-year-old swimmer was just about 250 feet off the beach when the 12-foot shark came up on him, according to reports from AFP. Once the shark clamped down on the man's leg, it began to take him down into the depths. The swimmer fought back and jammed the shark in the eye. The fish let go, and a a fellow swimmer on the beach responded to the man's screams for help. While the victim received severe lacerations and damage to the bitten leg, he's lucky to be alive. While this incident is a reminder to always be aware of the waters your swimming in, shark attacks are pretty rare: About 8,000,000 to 1, according to some statistics.

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