Buffalo Man Bitten by Shark
Posted by: Laura Steele, Anchor/Reporter
Created: 11/7/2005 10:58:34 PM
Updated: 11/8/2005 12:47:11 PM
Don't go into the water. That's what a Buffalo couple is saying after a shark attack cut their trip to the Carribean short.
James Bumpers was just getting out of the bay near his hotel, the SunTerra Royal Palm Resort, when he felt something bang into his leg.
"I was in about four feet of water," says James,
"I felt something hit my leg real hard and then I looked down and saw something swim away." He said it looked like a fish in the muddy water, several feet long. But when he emerged, he saw what happened.
"When I hit the shoreline, I saw the leg was split open," says James, "it was down to the bone."
James and his wife Phyllis are upset that it took the resort 24 hours to post a notice about the attack. Phyllis believes, "They have done nothing to protect the safety of these people especially the children who are swimming in those waters."
Now, two weeks later, his leg still swollen and stitched up, the National Shark Research Institute in New Jersey, is researching his case.
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