A shark attacked surf instructor Atsushi Yamada while he was taking a group of his Happy Surf Camp Aloha students for surfing lessons off Tybee Island in Georgia.
Emergency services had to clear the beach for a few hours after the attack, according to Atlanta broadcaster WJCL-TV.
Captain Chip Michalove, the owner of Outcast Sports Fishing, is confident that Atsushi Yamada, also known locally as “Hot Sushi,” may have been mauled by a Blacktip shark.
Yamada posted pictures of emergency crews attending to his leg on Facebook.
This incident happened as beachgoers in North Carolina started sharing heart-stopping pictures on social media of multiple dorsal fins sticking out of the ocean that belonged to very large sharks prowling close to the Oak Island shoreline last Sunday.