After his pregnant wife leapt into the sea to save him when a shark struck him in Florida, a man is lucky to be alive but seriously wounded.
"On Sunday, September 20, Andrew Eddy, 30, was snorkeling on a private boat at Sombrero Key Light, Florida, when a shark" almost instantly "bit him on the shoulder upon entering the ocean, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
Eddy 's wife, Margot Dukes Eddy, 29, saw the dorsal fin of the shark and then saw blood entering the bath. Immediately, she rushed inside and pulled her husband to safety.
The pair were on the boat with the parents of Dukes Eddy, her niece, and her sister's fiance, most of whom were still in the water when the assault happened, Deputy Christopher Aguanno said in an incident report.
Around 10:30 a.m., Eddy, who lives in Atlanta, was taken from the ocean to Sombrero Beach and airlifted to Miami's Ryder Trauma Center, the sheriff's office 's statement said.
His injuries, although his condition has not been published, were described as "serious."
The sheriff’s office said that witnesses reported seeing a bull shark in the area and that the one that attacked Eddy was between 8 and 10 feet long. No one else was injured in the attack.