A physician who was bitten by a tiger shark while vacationing in Hawaii is recovering at home in Kansas.
KCTV reports 58-year-old Ken Grasing of Overland Park suffered deep cuts to his left forearm and a gash on his left thigh when he was bitten by a tiger shark while snorkeling with his sons in Hawaii last week.
Grasing, an addiction researcher at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center, says he was standing in about 4 feet of water at Hapuna Bay when the 10- to 12-foot tiger shark suddenly bit his left forearm. He hit the shark and a stranger helped him out of the water.
Grasing had surgery in Hawaii to repair tendons, a nerve and a muscle. He says he’s been told he will make a full recovery.
“This shark was coming at me and I said, ‘Yeah, it’s coming at me. It’s happening,’” Grasing told a Honolulu TV station.