James Grant

A proper bloke, bit by a shark, stitches it up himself, then goes to the pub with his mates

I am in awe…not a sook for sure.

A New Zealand man has survived being attacked by a shark: driving it off with his knife, stitching his own wound onshore and going to the pub for a beer before heading to hospital.

Junior doctor James Grant was spearfishing with friends near Colac Bay at the base of the South Island on Saturday when he was attacked by what he believed was a sevengill shark.

The 24-year-old was in about 2m of murky water when he felt a tug on his leg, which he initially thought was a mate playing a trick on him.

“I looked behind to see who it was and got a bit of a shock,” he told Radio New Zealand.

He didn’t see the shark and had no idea how big it was. He thought it might have been about 20cm across the jaw.

However, he wasn’t scared.  Read more »