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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 April, 2005, 13:27 GMT 14:27 UK
Shark attack man shows surfboard
Surfboard
The board shows the teeth marks
A Cornwall teacher who was attacked by a great white shark while surfing in South Africa has shown the teeth marks damage to his surfboard.

Chris Sullivan, 32, of Newquay, had been on holiday, surfing in Cape Town with two British friends, when the "big ugly fish" attacked.

The teacher at Newquay Junior School needed 200 stitches after being bitten on his right calf and foot.

His board shows clear teeth marks where the shark attacked.

He said: "I was sitting on the board in the middle and I was able to kick it with my damaged right leg.

"The shark got a piece of my leg and the board, but I don't think it liked the taste and let me go."

He said that although he still had the scars, he was able to walk and felt "really good".

He said: "It's almost four weeks to the day since it happened and I don't limp at all.

"I've got quite a lot of scars, but I'm walking normally."




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Chris Sullivan speaks about his encounter with the shark



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