Boston, Massachusetts— The man was bitten by a shark off Cape Cod this month. He told how he could escape from the powerful predator by giving him a punch.
The shark attacked him on August 15.
William Lytton, who suffered the attack, told the details of the incident.
He said he had been swimming in about ‘’8 to 10 feet’’ of water off Trulo , Massachusetts when he felt an incredible pain shoot on his left leg and quickly realized he was being attacked by a shark.
The victim of 61-years-old from Scarsdale, New York gave the strong smack in the gills with his left hand. That action saved his life. However, as a result he now has bandages and a brace around his left leg.
William Lytton doesn’t think of himself as a hero. He said everybody would have done the same.
The victim knew from documentaries that the most vulnerable parts of the shark were the gills. Lytton said the pain was intensely painful.
Medical professionals and nurses helped him when he got unconscious from the blood loss. Lytton was taken to Tufts Medical Center in Boston and was in two-day coma.
He underwent six surgeries and had nearly 12 pints of blood pumped into him.
Lytton’s recovery is going to take a while. He said he is not in a rush to go back to the ocean waters off Cape Cod.
‘’It’s kind of terrifying thinking about it. I know it’s not the best thing to say, but I didn’t like sharks before, and like them even less now.