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Surfer fights great white to free leg from jaws

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:27 PM ET
By Clare Nullis | Associated Press — March 31, 2005

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A British surfer attacked by a great white shark described Wednesday how he kicked and lashed out wildly to free his leg from the shark's jaws, which sliced his flesh "like a knife through butter."

Chris Sullivan was surfing with friends Monday when the 13-foot shark attacked.

"It came up slow and I saw its eyes and it looked really dark gray," said Sullivan, sitting in a wheelchair at a clinic. "I turned and I saw the underneath of its belly. Then I ...

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