Ryan Orellana-Maczynski’s shark bite wound. The photo was taken shortly after the incident off Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States,
Ryan Orellana-Maczynski, 25, was bitten on the left foot by a small shark while body boarding near 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States.
The incident happened about 7.45pm on Saturday 2 June 2012.
“I was sitting on the waves so my feet were dangling and I felt something tug my foot. It was not forceful by any means, but I just felt something there,” he said.
He told media he fought the shark for about 30 seconds and jabbed it in the eyes which made it release its grip.
Some others on the beach helped him from the water. The bite severed an artery, according to Orellana-Maczynski, and the wound was bleeding a lot.
Orellana-Maczynski had surgery on his foot and was expected to make a full recovery.
It wasn’t reported where he was taken to hospital or what type of shark it was.