Cape Cod Shark Attack Victim Survives

Chris Meyers was attacked by what experts believe was a great white shark.
4:17 | 08/01/12

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A TOP SHARK EXPERT SAYS HE BELIEVES IT WAUSZ GREAT WHITE, WHICH MAKES THIS EVEN MORE REMARKABLE. THE MAN BEING TAKEN TO AN AMBULANCE THERE. CHRIS MYERS SURVIVED. WE'LL TALK TO HIM IN A MOMENT. FIRST, HIS HARROWING AND MIRACULOUS STORY. WHAT'S THE HAPPEN? A SHARK ATTACK. Reporter: YOU CAN HEAR THE PANIC IN THE 911 CALLS. HE'S BLEEDING QUITE BADLY. Reporter: THE HARROWING MOMENTS JUST AFTER CHRIS MYERS EMERGED, STILL ALIVE FROM THE WATERS OFF CAPE COD MONDAY. BEACHGOERS HAD WATCHED HELPLESSLY AS A SHARK PULLED MYERS UNDER THE WATER, AS HE AND HIS SON BODY SURFED ON BALLSTON BEACH. SOMETHING CAME UP BEHIND THEM. HAD A DORSAL FIN ABOUT SO HIGH. Reporter: MYERS WAS BITTEN ON BOTH LEGS ABOVE THE KNEES, POSSIBLY IN ONE STRIKE. BOTH OF HIS LEGS WERE PRETTY BAD. Reporter: MASSACHUSETTS TOP SHARK SCIENTIST SAYS IT WAS MOST LIKELY A GREAT WHITE. IT'S NOT LIKELY TO BE A MACKO, A BLUE. ALL THIS ADDS UP TO A WHITE SHARK BEING THE MOST LIKELY CANDIDATE. WHICH MAKES US VERY THANKFUL THAT JOINING US NOW FROM MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL IN BOSTON, IS CHRIS MYERS. YOU SEE HIS SON, J.J., THERE, WHO WAS BY HIS SIDE THROUGH IT ALL. CHRIS, IT IS GREAT TO JOIN YOU THIS WAY. WE WANT TO ASK, FIRST AND FOREMOST, HOW ARE YOU DOING? WELL, UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, QUITE TERRIFIC. THANK YOU. WELL, YOU AND JUSTICEMENT J. ARE OUT BODY SURFING. AND THEN, WHAT HAPPENED? WELL, WE WERE TRYING TO GET OUT AS FAR AS WE COULD TO A SAND BAR THAT WAS A GOOD WAYS OFFSHORE. PROBABLY 400 OR 500 YARDS. WE WERE SWIMMING THROUGH SOME DEEPER WATER TRYING TO GET OUT TO THE SAND BAR. AS YOU'RE SWIMMING, J.J., WHEN DID YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT HAD JUST HAPPENED TO YOUR FATHER? WELL, I HEARD HIM SCREAM. AND I TURNED AROUND. AND I SAW THE BACK AND THE FIN OF THE SHARK UP OUT OF THE WATER. AT THAT POINT, IT HIT ME THAT IT WAS HAPPENING. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I FELT LIKE NONE OF IT WAS REAL. THE SHARK LOOKS TOO MUCH LIKE A SHARK. IT ALL SEEMED TOO REAL. IT SEEMED LIKE A MOVIE. NONE OF IT SEEMED REAL UNTIL I WAS ON THE BEACH. DID YOU HAVE A SENSE OF HOW BIG THE SHARK WAS? I MEAN, IT WAS REALLY HARD TO TELL. BUT IT WAS A GOOD SIZED SHARK. I WOULD ASSUME SO. SO, YOU'RE 400, 500 YARDS OUT, CHRIS. HOW, THEN, DID THE TWO OF YOU GET BACK TO THE SHORE? WELL. WE DIDN'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF OPTIONS. AND WE WERE VERY MOTIVATED. SO, WE SWAM HARD. AND I WAS THINKING, AS I WAS SWIMMING, THAT I WAS STARTING -- MY LUNGS WERE FINE. MY KICK WAS FINE. BUT I WAS STARTING TO FEEL KIND OF DIZZY AND WONDERING IF I WAS LOSING BLOOD. I KNEW I HAD BEEN BIT PRETTY BAD. MY CONCERN WAS I GOING TO MAKE IT BACK TO SHORE? BUT WE WERE ABLE TO DO IT. J.J., WHEN YOU GET BACK TO SHORE, YOU SEE HOW BADLY YOUR DAD WAS HURT. WHAT DID YOU THINK? I WAS SO FORTUNATE THAT BOTH OF US WERE ON THE SHORE. HIS INJURIES LOOKED BAD. BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH WORSE. AND I FELT REALLY BLESSED THAT WE WERE BOTH SITTING ON THAT BEACH. ME, WITH NO INJURIES, AND MINIMAL INJURIES. CHRIS, YOU WILL RECOVER? THE REHAB, I'M SURE, WILL BE QUICK. ARE YOU GOING TO GET BACK IN THE WATER THIS SUMMER? WELL, I THINK I MIGHT WAIT TO SEE SOME -- I MIGHT TRY SWIMMING A LITTLE CLOSER TO SHORE. IT WILL CERTAINLY BE -- IT WILL CERTAINLY TAKE SOME GENTLE EFFORT TO GET BACK IN THE WATER. BUT I HOPE ONE DAY. I'VE BEEN SWIMMING AT THAT BEACH SINCE I WAS A LITTLE KID. AND NOBODY, IN RECENT MEMORY, HAS HAD A SHARK ATTACK, LET ALONE BY A GREAT WHITE, WHICH IS WHAT THEY' AND AGAIN, WE'RE THANKFUL YOU CAN JOIN US AND DISCUSS IT WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE. CHRIS MYERS, YOUR SON, J.J., WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME THIS MORNING. OKAY. THANKS SO MUCH. THANK YOU.

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