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Twenty-year-old American for four years was attacked by sharks, bears and rattlesnakes. And he is still alive

Dylan McWilliams. Photo from Facebook
Dylan McWilliams. Photo from Facebook

April 19, 20-year-old Dylan McWilliams (Dylan McWilliams) from the city of Grand Junction (Colorado, USA) bitten by the foot of a tiger shark. The incident occurred in Hawaii, where the young man came to rest and ride on a surfboard.

I was at the southern shore of the island of Kauai, when I felt a sharp pain in my right leg. I looked around and saw a lot of blood, and then I noticed the shark beneath me. Absolutely not realizing if I lost half my leg or not, I hit it and tried to swim as fast as I could.

Dylan McWilliams

When the young man reached the shore, he contacted the emergency medical service and notified other people in the water about a predator located at close range. After that, he was given first aid and imposed a seven stitches.

NBC12 photo
NBC12 photo

The case would have been quite ordinary, if it had not been the third in a series of incidents that occurred with McWilliams in the last four years. In the summer of 2017, the young man worked as an instructor in a survival training camp in Boulder County, Colorado. One night, while he was sleeping, a 150-kilogram bear appeared at his tent.

The bear grabbed my head and began to pull into the thicket, and I tried to fight back as best I could. As a result, he left me and a little more for me trampled. And I was able to return to the group, and people scared the animal away.

Dylan McWilliams

The most serious wound was in McWilliams on the back of the head. The doctors had to apply nine sutures to stop the bleeding.

In 2015, a young man was bitten by a rattlesnake during a trip to the state of Utah. After that, he had to spend two days in the hospital.

I got a dry bite from a rattlesnake. There was little poison, but enough to experience pain.

Dylan McWilliams

Despite the fact that his life was several times threatened, the young man declares that he is not afraid of wild nature. One of the idols McVilliams considers Australian naturalist Steve Irwin, who died as a result of the impact of a slope-tail.

Since then, as I can remember, that’s all I wanted. I always meet animals. It looks like I’m getting to the wrong places at the wrong time.

Dylan McWilliams

While McWilliams is still in Hawaii. After his wounds heal, he is ready to return to the water and ride on the board.

While I’m just resting in a hammock. I’m here on the shore, counting the days when I can get into the water.

I do not even know whether I’m either very lucky or very unlucky. My parents are grateful that I am still alive.

Dylan McWilliams
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