According to a report by Fox 23 News,  Sam Kanizay, speaking from a hospital bed, told local media he went waist-deep into the ocean at Brighton Beach in Melbourne after playing soccer, and emerged 30 minutes later to find his knee and ankles bleeding profusely.   The only solace one can take is that it happened in Australia versus happening in the Atlantic Ocean; where many beach goers may still visit this Summer.

The 16-year-old was still hospitalized on Monday, but had been taken off antibiotics.

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