A tourist was left writhing around in pain on a beach after a shark bit a “big chunk” out of his leg.
A grim video shows Mark Bodden’s girlfriend holding his leg up as lifeguards wrap his bloodied limb in Miami Beach, Florida, US.
Mr Bodden, from California, said he was enjoying the sea and “feeling at one with nature” before the shark sunk its teeth into his leg, leaving an eight-inch wide wound.
He was rushed to hospital after his girlfriend helped him back to the shore, although he was remarkably discharged just one day later.
The tourist told Fox 35 : “It just felt like something punched my leg really hard. Something didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel like I got bit but it didn’t feel normal either.
“My girlfriend and I assessed my leg and saw how there was a big chunk taken out of it. I was hoping it wasn’t a shark but I knew that it was likely.
“I’ve heard shark teeth are like surgeons’ scalpel blades they are just so sharp.”
Mr Bodden added there were a lot of fish in the sea when he went swimming, which he was later told is a sign there could be sharks in the water.
Officials believe a black-tipped shark bit Mark, who said he felt lucky to have left hospital just a day after the attack.
It comes just weeks after Andrew Eddy, from Georgia, was saved from a shark attack by his pregnant wife.
Eyewitness said his partner Margot Dukes-Eddy jumped into the water and helped him back into their boat after he was badly injured by a bull shark while swimming off the Florida Keys.
Mr Eddy and his wife had been out on a motorboat that day with her family including her parents, her sister and her sister’s boyfriend.
Witnesses in the area said they had spotted a bull shark of up to 9ft-long that day, according to the report.
Such incidents in the area are extremely rare and there have been at just 17 shark attacks in Monroe County since 1882.
That’s far less than Volusia County in northern Florida — also known as the “shark bite capital of the world” — where 312 shark attacks have occurred.