|Spearfisherman bitten by sevengill shark in New Zealand|
In an interview with Stuff.co.nz, Grant states that he began stabbing the shark with his dive knife until it eventually released his leg and swam off.
Grant, who is a medical intern, made his own way to shore and tended to his wounds with a first aid kit that he normally keeps on hand for his pig-hunting dogs. He stitched his own wounds using a needle and thread.
Eventually his fellow spearfishermen friends emerged from the water and took Grant to the hospital. But while en route, they decided he needed a refreshment before treatment so they stopped at the Colac Bay pub for a beer.
Upon learning that the Colac Bay pub was hosting a fishing tournament, Grant expressed disappointment that he hadn't actually killed the shark.
Grant should make a full recovery and he states that "when the stitches come out I will be back in the water."
Check out the full story at Stuff.co.nz.