A MAN has revealed his horrific injuries after being bitten by a shark during his first time on a beach.
TikToker Joseph Robinson, @josepofficial__, went viral with nearly 3 million views of his video revealing scars left from his alleged near-death encounter with a shark when he was four years old.
He said the tragedy happened in Mexico.
“We went down to the beach, swam and had a good time,” Robinson said in the TikTok video. “I thought I saw something, but then again, this is my first time in the sea.”
He also said he was four years old, so his mother told him it was in his imagination.
Robinson got tears in his eyes in the video as he said, “I thought I could see something coming.”
“And then I was just attacked like that,” Robinson said. “I was only underwater for a few seconds, but it felt like a long time.”
He said he thought he was going to die during that time as the shark had him underwater.
“And that’s something that no four-year-old should think about,” Robinson said.
“Luckily my mom was still around because she couldn’t really escape while the shark was there.”
He said his mother grabbed him and brought him back to shore after the shark left after the attack.
He has more scars from what he said are bite marks, mostly on the left side of his stomach, that’s the side he said has more than ten stitches.
Robinson has more than 157,000 followers on TikTok, and his viral video describing his alleged memory was in response to a comment left on another video.
The comment Robinson responded to with his video read, “We need a storytime.” The video has more than 330,000 likes.
Many people commented on the video about his well-being.
“I’m glad you’re alive,” someone said. Robinson responded and said, “Me too! Thanks.”
One person said, “I’m glad you’re okay,” to which Robinson responded with “Tysm,” meaning “thank you.”
Someone asked him a question: “@josepofficial__ are you scared of sharks now? And how do you see her?”
He responded and said, “Yes, I’m scared of sharks, but like everyone else, I’m against animal cruelty and think people shouldn’t treat them any differently!”
The global total of 73 confirmed unprovoked shark bite cases in 2021 matched the recent five-year average of 72 incidents per year, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6022862/shark-attack-survivor-reveals-bitten-multiple-times-at-four/ Shark attack survivor reveals his horrific injuries after being bitten multiple times when he was just FOUR years old