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GRAPHIC PHOTOS:Teenager ‘eaten’ by mystery flesh eating bugs while paddling in the sea

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A supplied image obtained on August 6, 2017 of 16-year-old Sam Kanizay in a Melbourne Hospital after sustaining suspected bites from 'tiny marine creatures' at a local bay. A Melbourne teenager has gone for a swim and come out of the water looking like a slasher film extra. (AAP Image/Jarrod Kanizay) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Sam Kanizay, 16, had been playing football with his friends on a beach in Brighton, Melbourne, when he decided to cool off in the water.

Teenager ‘eaten’ by mystery flesh eating bugs while paddling in the sea

He came out minutes later with blood all over his legs and nobody was quite sure what had happened.

Teenager ‘eaten’ by mystery flesh eating bugs while paddling in the sea

He said that he felt tingling in his legs but thought that may have been as a result of playing football.

Teenager ‘eaten’ by mystery flesh eating bugs while paddling in the sea

But he added: ‘My first instinct was that I must have stepped on a rock. But I realised that couldn’t have been it, because it was evenly distributed over my whole ankle and foot.’

Teenager ‘eaten’ by mystery flesh eating bugs while paddling in the sea

It is believed that these tiny lice were responsible for the injuries to his legs
Teenager ‘eaten’ by mystery flesh eating bugs while paddling in the sea

 

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