Witnesses even say that they saw the shark swimming away with Chris’s leg and surfboard snared in its jaws.
Chris was clinically dead for over 90 minutes until his heart was restarted. Doctors say Chris’s life was saved by his friends, who prevented him bleeding out after using his surfboard leg rope as a tourniquet.
Since the attack Chris has learned to not only walk with a prosthetic leg, but has done the unthinkable - jump back on his surfboard.
While many have described Chri’s recovery as a miracle, his GoFundMe page says ‘those that know him would put it down to his stubborn determination.’