Corey Howell (no age reported) was spearfishing near Gizo, Western Province in the Solomon Islands when a shark attacked and took three bites from his left thigh before swimming away, according to a brief report in the Solomon Star newspaper.
The incident occurred on Monday 17 September 2007.
It was believed the shark was lured by the fish he had caught.
Howell was airlifted to the National Referral Hospital in Honiara, the capital, on 18 September where he underwent surgery to “clean the rugged wound”.
No other details were reported.