Our Kind Of Guy
We go to great lengths preaching the merits of boating DIY. But New Zealander James Grant takes waterborne self-sufficiency to a new level. Bitten by a shark while spearfishing, he fought off the toothy assailant, got out of the water and stitched his own wound, before heading to the pub! Here is the story as reported by he Sydney Morning Herald:
A New Zealand man has survived being attacked by a shark: driving it off with his knife, stitching his own wound onshore and going to the pub for a beer before heading to hospital.
Junior doctor James Grant was spearfishing with friends near Colac Bay at the base of the South Island on Saturday when he was attacked by what he believed was a sevengill shark.
The 24-year-old was in about two metres of murky water when he felt a tug on his leg, which he initially thought was a friend playing a trick on him.
Read more: “Man Fights Off Shark, Then Stitches Himself Up“
Takeaway: It’s imperative to have a first aid kit handy at all times.