Man gets attacked by shark – heads straight for a beer instead of hospital

Sometimes life just gives us a test, a test so hard and dangerous that we become a whole new person. We live with more purpose and value every little thing after getting a second chance, at least, that’s what most people think.

However, a surfer from Florida (has to be), just brushed off a close call and headed to the closest bar instead of a hospital. I mean that’s what any normal person would do, after getting bit by a shark. Right?

Surfer Frank O’Rourke was riding the waves in Jacksonville, Florida, at around 3:30 pm on Saturday. But instead of enjoying another normal day at the beach, he got bitten by a shark, reports Ladbible.

“Wow, I just got bit by a shark”

The surfer was attacked by the shark while on his board. Thankfully, he was able to escape and get back to the beach.


RJ Berger – another surfer who’s friends of Frank, was there when the incident happened, and told WJXT:

“It was kind of panic, like, ‘Did that just happen?.’ It kind of took him a couple of seconds to gather himself and realize, ‘Wow, I just got bit by a shark’.”

The whole group of friends panicked when after witnessing the bizarre situation, but got back to having fun after seeing Frank was okay.

He was, in fact, so okay, the only thing in his mind was heading to a bar to show off his new cool injury.


“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 added, according to Ladbible.

That’s one badass surfer if you ask me, I see why people would buy him a drink. It takes guts to ignore such a dangerous situation.

Go to the hospital

If it ever happens to you, however, don’t follow his example and go straight to the hospital, the longer you leave it be, the more you risk infection. It could turn ugly fast. Maybe go have a beer after the injury has been dealt with.

At the end though, this surfer is one lucky guy, after all, he got away with just a cool scar and cold drink!

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