Australian Shark Attack Victim Gets Back Into The Surf

Proving that you can't keep a good man down, Glenn Orgias is back out there after a shark bit his hand off last February…good on ya Glenn!

Glenn Orgias Shark Attack

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Four months after losing his hand in a great white shark attack at Bondi Beach, surfer Glenn Orgias decided it was time to get back into the water. “The night before I was feeling very anxious and I didn’t sleep very well,” Mr Orgias said yesterday. “I was worried that I would freak out.”

Far from losing his nerve, the energy trader was euphoric when he stepped into the ocean. “When I walked from the car to the sand and from the sand to the water, the feeling of excitement overtook everything,” he said. “I was excited to be in the water, alive and to be able to enjoy myself — I actually had a lot of fun.”

Mr Orgias, 32, spent three weeks in intensive care at St Vincent’s Hospital after he was attack on February 12, while surfing at dusk. In an attempt to save his hand, doctors had to make a cut to allow blood to flow out. He had 18 hours of microsurgery.