INJURED – 25 August 2007 – Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States – surfer attacked
Coursey’s daughter, Sarah Coursey, told media: “He said it didn’t hurt. It happened so quickly. He just looked down and there was a shark on his hand.”
Sarah Coursey was with her father in the water when he was attacked. She said her father managed to bandage his own hand and flag down help before she knew what happened.
Joe Coursey had surgery to lacerations on his hand at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
Initial reports said the man attacked claimed the shark was 6 foot long.