INJURED — 6 September 2012 – E Street, St. Augustine Beach, Florida, USA — surfer bitten

Paramedics treat Andrew Birchall foot after he was bitten by a shark while surfing at St Augustine Beach, Florida, US.

Andrew Birchall (age not reported) was bitten on the foot by a shark while surfing at E Street in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, USA. The incident happened around 11.30am on Thursday 6 September 2012.

Birchall told the press he had just “caught a good wave” and jumped in the water when the shark bit his foot. He was in shallow water and managed to rip his foot from the shark’s mouth. Surfers nearby helped him to shore.

“There was blood everywhere,” he said.

Paramedics took him to Flagler Hospital, where he underwent several hours of surgery to repair some torn tendons.

Surgeons found a shark tooth in the wound.

Birchall said he did not see the shark. It was not known what species it was.

Sources:
The St Augustine Record

PIC Source:
The St Augustine Record

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