Australian teenager suffers mysterious bites all over legs after beach trip

by Dominic Parks August 9, 2017, 0:13
Australian teenager suffers mysterious bites all over legs after beach trip

You often find them in shallow water.

An Australian teenager emerged from a night-time dip in the ocean with blood streaming from his feet and ankles in a gruesome mystery that doctors have struggled to explain.

While still seemingly in pain from the attack, Sam managed a smile as he was released from Dandenong Hospital on Tuesday.

"I've been doing this for (nearly) 20 years and I've never seen anything like this", he told Channel Seven's Sunrise program.

He told Daily Mail Australia: "I was saying you're an idiot, Mum, but blow me down she was partially right".

But how likely is it that it could it be flesh-eating sea lice?

Kanizay is expected to be just fine, and the marine scientists who have spoken out about the incident suggest it was just a bit of bad luck.

"I think it's very rare", Mr Reina told news.com.au. When it happens you brush it off, or move, or get out of the water and there's no effect, whereas in this case, Sam was standing in cold water for quite a long time. "I suspect the reason why the wounds were so intense was because he was standing still for so long and his legs went numb".

"He went back to his shoes and what he found was blood on his legs", he said.

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"There was a massive pool of blood on the floor [at the hospital]". When hosing their feet off, they noticed "tadpole-like creatures", a physical trait more consistent with sea lice. Because it's a larger area it looks pretty awful.

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Mr Kanizay returned to the beach on Sunday night with a net filled with raw meat and captured tiny bugs which he believes were responsible.

Sam is not the first Melburnian attacked by sea fleas.

Sam Kanizay, 16, spent 30 minutes in the bay cooling down after Saturday sport in upmarket Brighton.

'He must have been very, very cold and he wouldn't have felt it'. But post he got the shock of his life when a flesh-eating sea bug attack left him injured. They took off the tiny creatures from his leg and made him take the treatment in the hospital until he is cured.

"It's great that people are being educated along the way - educated and I guess entertained", Mr Kanizay said. He added that people should not be so concerned.

Dr Walker-Smith said the creatures were a valuable part of the marine environment and that "if we didn't have them we would have a sea filled with dead and decaying fish".


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