“I felt something jump out of the water and latch onto my arm by my elbow. It just grabbed onto me and thrashed in the water and swam away,” he told First Coast News. The shark punctured O’Rourke’s skin near his elbow, drawing blood.
“I’m very lucky that I still have an arm,” he said. “You can see the jawline, like where the jawline is of the shark […] There’s still blood on my surfboard.”…
It took O’Rourke a few seconds to gather himself and realize what had happened, Berger said. Berger told News Jax 4 his friend didn’t go to the hospital. O’Rourke told First Coast News he had his arm bandaged.
“He immediately went to a bar ’cause he was like, ‘I got bit by a shark,’ and people were like, ‘I’ll buy you drinks.’ So he went and hung out at the pier,” Berger said.