Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 5/6/13
A teenage surfer was lucky to be alive after being attacked by a shark in Florida on Saturday, but still described the experience as "pretty cool." Sixteen-year-old Michael Adler was surfing off Melbourne Beach when a bull shark bit through his ankle, ripping through four tendons and creating a wound that required 40 stitches. A stranger rushed to the Fort Lauderdale boy's aid as he limped out of the sea, helping to save Adler's chewed up foot which will take at least six weeks to recover.  But Adler was even relaxed enough to flash a peace sign and smile through gritted teeth as he was hauled off the beach by paramedics. Adler told the New York Daily News that it "wasn't too painful at all. I think it was the adrenaline." The surfer dude added that the scariest part of the experience was getting back to the beach, as he thought the hungry fish would smell the blood and follow him. Once he got to the beach a man who seemed to have military training wrappe...
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