Yes.. California tourist is grateful for his shark encounter
Eugene Finney was on vacation with his girlfriend and two children in Huntington Beach, California. While swimming in the ocean, the 39 year old felt something “slam into his back” and said “[It hit] harder than I’ve ever been hit in my life,”
From the Independent
Startled and hurt, the art museum marketing co-ordinator managed to flee from the water, but did not know exactly what had happened to him.
The reality of the situation hit him as he washed blood from his back at the beach shower, and his girlfriend, Emeline McKeown, saw fins in the water and lifeguards ordering everyone to leave the water.The creature left Mr Finney with a deep cut across his back and bruises.
Returning to work in his home town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, he struggled with back and chest pain caused by the attack and visited hospital, Boston CBS Local reported.
Doctors treating Mr Finney for his blunt force trauma wounds then confronted him with the news that they had discovered a stage one tumor on his right kidney, around the size of a walnut
Medics were then able to operate on Mr Finney and remove the growth in its early stages.
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As a follow up, Eugene is now cancer free!