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Chilled Man Bitten By Shark Holds Onto It Until Help Arrives

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Chilled Man Bitten By Shark Holds Onto It Until Help Arrives

An incredibly chilled out man stood around holding onto a small shark as it bit down on his arm, refusing to let go.

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Rather you than me, mate.

The unnamed man was at Jenson Beach in Florida and had reportedly been playing around in the water when the shark suddenly bit him.

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Now, while many of us would panic and start to hit out at the shark, this guy simply got out of the water and sat holding on to the shark like it was a baby while it chomped down on his arm.

The shark was held in place until paramedics arrived and the man could be taken to hospital where the shark could be safely removed.

A large crowd of people stand around watching the incident unfold.

According to eye-witnesses the shark was there for around 45 minutes before he was taken to hospital.

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In footage from the beach, the man can be seen laughing as he holds the shark, which has sunk its teeth into his arm near his elbow.

He also stands around chatting to members of the Martin County Ocean Rescue team, who came to help remove the creature before getting into a beach buggy - all the while holding onto the shark and supporting its weight.

At one point he jokes: "I just wanted to play volleyball guys, OK?"

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While a man in the background can be heard to shout: "You're a hero, Cody."

Nurse sharks can grow up to 14ft long and their mouths are filled with hundreds of serrated teeth and strong jaws which they use to crush shellfish - not that you'd know from watching this clip.

According to National Geographic, they are ranked fourth in the number of documented shark bites on humans.

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Carlos Claudio, 17, was at the beach when he saw the red flags go up and immediately started filming the bizarre incident.

Carlos said: "I was told that the shark was successfully removed and released by the police."

Meanwhile, another onlooker told the media the man was doing 'OK' after having the shark removed.

So all's well that ends well, eh?

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Topics: Sharks, Animals, US

Claire Reid
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