'I thought it was a crab bite at first'
Patrick Thornton, speaking by phone Monday from his room at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, said, 'I thought it was a crab bite at first'.
He was already bleeding by the time he spotted a 5-foot-long, dark-colored shark swimming around him in waist-deep water.
'I yelled, 'Shark, shark!,'' he said.
Jamie Monroe and her family from Tennessee had just arrived at the beach, and her 6-year-old had already launched himself into the water with his skimboard. After Thornton's yell, Monroe screamed to her children.
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