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The Australian teenager eaten by the sea lice on beach

Written by Samia Mughal

Sam Kanizay was injured badly after coming out of the beach

Sea lice: The teenager boy narrowly gets away the mysterious “sea lice” that left a Melbourne the boy’s leg bleeding abundantly.

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According to the press reports, Sam Kanizay, a 16-year-old boy from Melbourne went to the beach on this Saturday to bathe his legs after a soccer game.

However, when he came out of the water 30 minutes far along, his legs were senseless, blood-stained and hid in what his family said were small under the water, sea lice consuming his top skin.

The young boy was taken to the hospital to discontinue the flow of blood from the pin holes in his legs, with sea lice living supposed to have nibbled over his skin.

On Monday Kanizay told the press “It sort of looked like hundreds of little pin holes, or pin-type bites, distributed all over my ankle and the top of my foot,” “I’ve still got my feet today,” he added in a press conference today.

“Me and Sammy Gilbert were actually on our way down to the beach and we got the email from Matt Hornsby, our fitness guy, telling us not to go in. The whole group got the message of the young bloke who nearly had his feet eaten off down at the beach.”

Sam Kanizay’s story has had native beachgoers suspicious specifically after his father Jarrod posted a video of the little sea living being viciously attacking a net jam-packed of raw meat.

Kanizay adds,”If it is sea lice, then it is a pretty dramatic example of it” he’d already been suspicious about the journey to the beach, once a friend had broken up with blood loss feet a couple of weeks before.

“A couple of weeks back one of my mates was down the water and he came out with blood on his feet as well. You really need your feet for this game, so we were advised not go down there.”

According to the researchers from the University of New South Wales Associate Professor Alistair Poore, an expert on marine invertebrates, expressed the feeling.

“They’re scavengers who’ll clean up dead fish and feed on living tissue,” University of Melbourne marine biologist Michael Keough told The Age. They’re mostly less than a centimeter long, and so the bites they make are pretty small, and so that’s more consistent with pinprick size marks.”

The expert adds that “It’s just food for them. Especially if he’s been standing around for a long time, it’s the chance for more of them to come in and start biting. Just be attracted to a little bit of blood. And if he’s standing in the water and he’s cold and may not notice a whole lot of little bites.”

 

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Samia Mughal

Samia is a freelance writer, beside writing she is a post graduate of Mgt Science. She is passionate about reading/writing ,Makeup, music ,painting & every other art that exists. She loves to debate on different topics.