Mass. shark attack victim released from hospital

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOSTON (AP) -- A man bitten by a shark off Massachusetts has been released from a Boston hospital and will return home to Denver next week with a cast on one leg and bandages on the other.

Fifty-year-old Christopher Myers was attacked Monday by what is believed to be a great white shark while he and his 16-year-old son J.J. were swimming about 400 yards offshore in Truro.

Myers says he would not have swum as far from shore if he'd known about recent shark sightings off Cape Cod, or if warning signs had been posted at the beach.

He has four puncture wounds on each lower leg and had surgery to repair torn tendons.

J.J. says there was only one option after his father was bitten: "swim, swim toward shore."

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