a man wrestled a 7-foot bull shark to retrieve the severed arm of his nephew.


8-year old Jesse Arbogast, was having his final swim of the day after an enjoyable family trip to Langdon Beach, Florida.

It was dusk, the light was slowly fading as the boy played in the shallows. Suddenly, he was seized by an unseen presence in the water. Within seconds, his right arm had been bitten off between the elbow and the shoulder and he had lost part of his right thigh. He was being attacked by a 7-foot, 200-pound bull shark.

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Jesse’s uncle was the quickest to react, plunging into the blood-curdled water to pull his nephew onto the shore.

He then dived back in to seize the shark.

The brave man, whom in later media reports refused to be named, then wrestled with the 7ft shark, hauling it onto the beach so that it was possible to retrieve the severed arm.

In the interim, park ranger Jared Klein had arrived to assist. With the shark thrashing on the sand he shot it three times in the head.

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