New Zealand doctor fights off shark that bit him, sews up his own wounds, and goes to have a beer

Forget about Prince Charming, this is the kind of man we need.

Agence France-Presse (via reports that "a New Zealand doctor named James Grant, 24, used a knife to fight off a shark that attacked him before heading ashore to stitch his own wounds and on to the nearest pub for a beer."


On Saturday, January 25, Grant had been spearfishing near Colac Bay on the southern coast of New Zealand. That was when he felt the shark wrap its jaws around his leg. He used a knife to fight it off.


The report further revealed: "After getting rid of the shark, Grant swam ashore and stitched his cuts using a first aid kit he kept in his vehicle. Then, he and his friends then abandoned their fishing expedition and went to a nearby tavern where he was given a beer for himself and a bandage for the wound to stop blood dripping on the floor."


For the record, the shark that attacked Grant was said to be most likely "a sevengill shark that’s about 20 centimeters (7.8 inches) across at the jaw." The report did say though that "full-grown sevengills can measure up to 3.0 meters (10 feet) in length."


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