Australian, Joshua Berris, was celebrating his birthday by surfing off of Kangaroo Island. Seals were playing in the water, and Berris thought he saw one a short distance away. The 26 year old then found himself face to face with a Great White Shark. The shark which was almost 16 feet long circled him before attacking. The shark bit him in the legs and tried to drag him away.
Berris decided his only option was to fight. He began pummeling the shark with punches. He was able to free himself. Then another surfer helped him make it to shore. Lewis and Nathn Downie, friends of Berris, climbed a cliff then ran to the nearest phone to get help. A rescue holicopter was brought in to get the injured surfer to the Flinders Medical Centre.
He has lacerations in his hands and legs. Doctors expect him to make a complete recorvery.