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(RTV/TV3/CBS) - A New Zealand man has redefined the term "tough guy" by fighting off a shark with a knife, stitching up his own wounds, and then heading off to the pub for a beer.
James Grant, a 24-year-old doctor, was spear fishing with friends at Cosy Nook off New Zealand's South Island when the shark attacked.
"Something tugging on my leg. I thought it might have been one of my dive buddies," Grant said. "Turned around and I saw a big silver face looking at me and a big body trailing off behind. All I went to do was stab it as many times as I could, really, and eventually it let go."
Grant said he did not get a good look at the shark but thought it was a sevengill shark and about 8 inches across at the jaw.
He credits his thick wetsuit for helping to protect him.
"I think I must have been pretty adrenalized because I couldn't really feel it at the time," Grant said.
He used a first aid kit in his car to stitch up his wounds before heading to a pub.
"I gave him a pint of beer, and his mates were kicking around laughing, and he brought out the big first aid kit and got a little bandage out," said Warren Bevin at the Colac Bay Tavern. "There was a couple of good holes on both sides of his leg."
Grant said he would go spear fishing again when the water was less murky.
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A Libyan commander whose militia took over vital oil terminals in the country's east said Tuesday he is seeking help from the United States in a standoff with the government over the seizure.More >>
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