We know what was eating at Sam Kanizay’s legs at Brighton Beach
A teenage boy in Melbourne is in hospital after being attacked by mystery sea creatures at Brighton beach
A 16-year-old boy is in hospital after he was attacked by mystery sea creatures in the water at Brighton Beach over the weekend.
Covered in blood, Sam Kanizay emerged from the water after taking a post-footy recovery dip.
His family said it looked like tiny sea creatures were eating his legs when he came out.
His dad Jarrod told AAP -
“He went back to his shoes and what he found was blood on his legs. “They ate through Sam’s skin and made it bleed profusely.”
He said they took him to hospital, where staff couldn’t explain what was going on.
“As soon as we wiped them (his legs) down, they kept bleeding.
“There was a massive pool of blood on the floor (at the hospital).
“No one knows what the creatures are. They’ve called a number of people, whether it’s toxicity experts or marine exerts and other medics around Melbourne at least ... (and) yep, no one (knows).”
Jarrod went back to the beach later with a pool net of meat to capture some of the responsible creatures.
He said of the video -
“What is really clear is these little things really love meat.”
The resulting video is pretty revolting - a close up of SEA LICE devouring a piece of steak.
"We found thousands of little mite-type creatures in our net.
"We put them in an Esky and brought them home and looked at them intently and let them swim in white dishes with red meat.
"Interestingly, overnight they've essentially all clung to the meat and have been busy overnight eating it."
16-year-old Sam is recovering at Dandenong Hospital, after doctors struggled to control the bleeding.
Jarrod told The Age -
"They took a biopsy yesterday to make sure there are no critters living inside.
"One would assume no and that he's going to be fine but we're taking every precaution.
"Both at Sandringham Hospital and also Dandenong Hospital, no one had seen anything like this before and they're all pretty fascinated by it."