When 16-year-old Sam Kanizay dipped his legs into the waters at Dendy Street Beach to relieve his soreness after football practice, little did he expect to be emerged in a pool of blood some 30 minutes later.
As he walked out of the ocean, Sam’s legs were bathed in tiny sea creatures who were visibly eating at his flesh.
After his father, Mr Jarrod Kanizay, was unable to stop the profuse bleeding, Sam was rushed to the hospital.
In an interview with 3AW he described his wounds as “little pin holes…distributed all over my ankles and the top of my foot.”
The wounds left a huge pool of blood on the hospital floor and the staff were left stunned and confused, as no one could ascertain what caused the injuries.
“They’ve called a number of people, whether it’s toxicity experts or marine exerts and other medics around Melbourne at least … (and) yep, no one (knows),” Mr Kanizay told AAP.
Mr Kanizay returned to the beach the following evening and captured the creatures responsible with a pool net of meat. The video footage, shared with AAP, showed the captured creatures ferociously feeding on the meat.
Sam is now off antibiotics but remains in Sandringham hospital for further testing.