INJURED – 22 July 2005 – Holden Beach, Ocean Boulevard, North Carolina, US – swimmer attacked
Chris Humphrey, 22, was hanging on the side of a raft when he was bitten on the forearm by a five foot shark. He said the pain “felt like razor blades”. He suffered multiple punctures and a 15-centimetre gash that required stitches. Tiny fragments of shark teeth were removed from the wound.
Humphrey hit the shark which released its grip and swam off. He made it to shore where his parents wrapped his injured arm in a towel.
According to local police officials the attack was reported as a medical emergency sometime after 5pm (local time).
Humphrey was on vacation from Springfield, Virginia.
The type of shark responsible for the attack was not reported.