A nurse shark attacked an 8-year-old British boy who was on holiday with his family in the Bahamas According to a report, the boy’s father described it as a scene from the movie “Jaws”.
Finley Downer had at least three bites on both legs Nurse shark After going to a lake, he saw a shark swimming crowd of people, his father Michael told The Sun. However, the children did not realize that the sharks were being fed pieces of food when they entered the water.
“There was a lot of blood,” Michaels told the outlet. “He had pieces of his leg hanging off.”
As Finley screamed for help, his 12-year-old sister managed to pull him out of the pool by his arms, the report said. He was taken to hospital for treatment and operated for three hours.
“My son could be killed,” Michael said. “It was like a scene out of Jaws.”
However, tour operator Exuma Escapes told the outlet that the family went without a guide to the lake used on their tour.
Finlay and his family returned to their home in Kettering, England. The boy had to use a wheelchair and is expected to have permanent injuries to his legs, the report said.
According to National Geographic, nurse sharks are bottom dwellers that move slowly and generally do not harm humans. However, sharks have been known to bite humans with their strong jaws filled with thousands of serrated teeth in acts of defense.