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Shark attacks 16-year-old surfer; spine-chilling video goes viral

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 September 2021, 20:49 IST
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In a horrifying incident, a 16-year-old boy got badly injured after a shark attacked him. The footage of the incident also went viral on social media.

The teenage boy was surfing at New Smyrna Beach when he was bitten by a shark.

The incident took place when Georgia teenager, Doyle Nielson, was paddling in the water on September 9 when a shark came up behind him and bit him on his arm.

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"It felt like someone on their surfboard has come full speed directly at me and hit me super hard," Nielson told Good Morning America. "And then after somebody had yelled, ‘There’s a shark, get out of there,’ I realized what it was."

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The spine-chilling video was shared by Sam Scribner, a quadriplegic photographer, on his Instagram account. He posted the clip to make sure whether the surfer was ok.

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After Nielson saw the video, he also commented, “I’m really lucky!" he replied under the video. "I walked away with only 9 stitches required. So cool you got this on camera!”

New Smyrna Beach is famous for the shark bite capital of the world. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Nielson’s shark bite incident is the 10th such case reported in Volusia County this year.

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First published: 20 September 2021, 20:38 IST