Australian Teen's Feet Won't Stop Bleeding After Being 'Eaten' By Sea Bugs
An Australian teenager suffered awful injuries to his legs when he was 'eaten' by sea creatures during an evening swim, which left his feet bleeding profusely.
Medical experts were baffled as to why 16-year-old Sam Kanizay's feet wouldn't stop bleeding, but his father seems to have found the answer.
During a football match on Saturday, Sam pulled up injured, the Daily Mail reports, and so went to soak his leg at Dendy Street Beach in Brighton.
Later, when he emerged covered in blood, doctors couldn't work out why - but Jarrod, his father, found it was a number of bugs that were responsible.
He reportedly made his way back to where Sam had soaked his leg, lowering a slab of meat in a fishing net into the water. Suddenly a number of creatures began pouncing on the meat.
"I caught some bugs overnight over in the bay. I've put meat into a net and they've grabbed on to that like [there's] no tomorrow," he told Daily Mail Australia. "We've brought them home and they've just attached themselves to this meat. They've sucked the life out of it - all the blood.
"They're mite-type creatures. One would assume these are the bugs that have grabbed on to him in their thousands."
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The bugs have been taken to a hospital to be examined to find out whether or not they are the reason behind the extreme bleeding, which it's thought to believe they are.
While soaking his legs, Sam said he felt tingling but assumed it was a result of hurting himself during the footy match.
Marine expert Michael Brown, after 20 years on the job, was baffled himself, but thinks the bugs are 'jellyfish larvae'.
"As soon as we wiped them (his legs) down, they kept bleeding," Sam's dad said. "There was a massive pool of blood on the floor [at the hospital]."
When medical staff had managed to stop most of the bleeding it was easy to see that Sam's legs were covered in tiny holes, made by the larvae.
The bleeding has finally stopped and it looks as if Sam will be on course for a fairly quick recovery.
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