Shark bite victim recovering in Boston

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August 1, 2012, 10:39 pm
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(NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Boston) - The victim in Monday's apparent shark attack is opening up about his remarkable experience as he recovers at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.

Chris Myers told national media he was swimming with his son, J.J., a couple of hundred yards off of Ballston Beach in Truro, Mass. on Monday when he was attacked.

State officials believe it was a great white shark that suddenly bit Chris on the legs.

On Wednesday, Chris and his son spoke with ABC's "Good Morning America" from Massachusetts General Hospital.

When describing the moments after the attack, Chris said, "My lungs were fine, my kick was fine, but I was starting to feel kind of dizzy and wondering if I was losing blood. I knew I'd been bit pretty bad."

"It just really seemed like a movie," said J.J. "Really none of it seemed real until I was on the beach."

Myers is still receiving treatment at Mass General for wounds to both of his legs.

Tags: Boston, massachusetts, Jennifer Eagan, Truro, Great White Shark, shark, shark attack, Ballston Beach, Chris Myers, Cape Cod shark attack
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