INJURED – 20 April 2007 – New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA – surfer attacked
Chad Guthrie, 24, was bitten on the left hand by a 4 to 5 foot bull shark while surfing Friday evening, 20 April 2007, at New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA.
He was taken to Halifax Hospital in Daytona, where he spent 5 hours in surgery Friday night.
His grandmother told media the shark “ripped open his left hand and incurred serious injury to the thumb and first two fingers”.
According to media Guthrie said he planned to continue surfing once his wounds had healed.