INJURED – 23 January 2010 — Umm Suqeim beach, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Geraghty told the newspaper he was pulled from his board while surfing.
“I felt something yank me from the board,” he said. “When I looked around I could see there was a lot of blood but I didn’t feel anything at first. I assumed I’d caught my leg on some floating debris or junk.”
He was taken to Rashid Hospital where the small wound to the ball of his foot was stitched up. Doctors said there were teeth marks around the wound.
The founder of research project Shark Quest Arabia, Jonathon Ali Khan was quoted as saying: “It’s possible it was a baby or one of the local species, like a black tip, just being curious and having a taste.”