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Shark Attack Victim Escapes Great White

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Shark attacks, it seems, have become more and more common in recent years. Where once we laughed at the idea of a giant dorsal fin sliding through the water (after the initial queasiness that “Jaws” induced, obviously), now it’s a very real possibility every time one goes to the beach. One Cape Cod man found that out the hard way.

Chris Myers was swimming with his teenage sons when suddenly he felt crushing pain in his lower legs and was pulled under.

“Suddenly, something came up between them. It had a large dorsal fin,” eyewitness Anne-Marie Corner said.

Myers said he managed to get away and began swimming with his son J.J. towards the shore, but became very dizzy and knew he was losing blood. Harrowing 911 calls have been released from that day, which contain the panic and fear that shrouded the beach once onlookers realized what was happening. J.J. said it didn’t really hit him until they made it up on the beach.

“I heard him scream and turned around, and saw the back and the fin of the shark up out of water,” he said. “At that point it hit me when it was happening. But at the same time, I thought that none if it was real. It really seemed like a movie. None of it seemed real until I was on the beach.”

Perhaps the scariest part of the story is that scientists in the area believe Myers was bitten by a great white. He was lucky to escape with his life, and says it will take him a while to work up the courage to go back in the water, no matter how much he loves that beach.

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  • Lea

    Poorly written article with almost no substance. A
    Crummy” article!

  • PAT

    I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO MR. MYERS. I WISH HIM A SPEEDY RECOVERY. HOWEVER, THE REMARK ABOUT SHARK ATTACKS BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMON IN RECENT YEARS IS NOT A FACT. SHARKS ATTACK ABOUT 6 PEOPLE PER YEAR, WHILE PEOPLE KILL ABOUT 10O MILLION SHARKS PER YEAR. THE SHARKS ARE LOSING!

  • William Jordan

    I am sorry for the injury Mr Myers sustained. I hope no one thinks that the shark meant to kill him. If it wanted to, it would have. This shark tasted him and let go because it did not like the taste. Even though he was attacked, he is lucky to have not suffered a more serious injury.

  • Cameron

    The reason shark attacks seem more common now is because everytime one occurs it becomes international news, where as in the past when somebody was attacked elsewhere it didn’t become an international or even national story