A Hawaiian man was reportedly attacked by a tiger shark while spearfishing off the coast of Hawaii.
According to ABC News, 27-year-old Braxton Rocha was looking for fish in an underwater cave off Upolu Point when the 13-foot fish took a huge bite of his leg.
The shark released its grip once he delivered a punch to the nose, Rocha said.
He told ABC News,
I started making some strokes in after I punched her and that's when the blood just started gushing everywhere in the water, and I was like this is not good. I started getting scared because I thought she was going to come back in for more.
Rocha amazingly managed to swim approximately 60 yards back to shore, where he called for his friend Shannon Pasco, who was fishing nearby.
Pasco put a tourniquet on Rocha's thigh, helped him into his truck and drove into town to call 911 as soon as cellphone service was available.
The wounded spear fisherman posted a video on Instagram just after he was loaded onto a stretcher. Instagram since removed the footage.
In the video, Rocha shows his injury to the camera and the image is not for the faint of heart.
Rocha told ABC News he never went unconscious and was coherent enough to make plenty of jokes.
After being airlifted to a hospital, Rocha underwent surgery for roughly three hours and emerged with about 100 staples in his leg.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
Yahoo! News reports Rocha's attack took place not long after the area was met with heavy rain, which made the water murky and more attractive to sharks.