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Sea Hawk Paints CEO Erik Norrie survived a shark attack while snorkeling and spearfishing in the Abacos.
Norris and his family were vacationing when he was bitten July 29 while spearfishing for grouper.
“After I had speared the grouper, I was swimming back toward the boat to put them in the cooler, and I was probably in about 5 feet of water,” Norrie told Tampa, Fla.-based Fox 13. “And all of the sudden I felt this [crunch] on the back of my leg. And just as I looked back, he was just finishing his bite and ripping and swimming off, and you could see a piece of my leg in his mouth.”
Click play for a video report by My Fox Tampa Bay.
A doctor, vacationing from San Diego, happened to be within three minutes of them and helped the family get Norrie to shore and to a medical facility, then to Jackson Hospital in Miami.
“I’ve been struck by lightning, bitten by a rattlesnake, and punched by monkeys not once but twice,” Norrie said on the Sea Hawk Facebook page. And now I can claim that I’ve survived a major shark bite. It’s called the shark bite diet — you can lose two pounds in three seconds!”