Teenager in hospital after sea bug attack

BBC:-An Australian teenager is recovering in hospital after being bitten by multiple “mite-sized sea critters”.

Sam Kanizay, 16, found his feet and ankles covered in blood after soaking his legs in Melbourne’s Brighton Beach on Saturday evening.

Jarrod Kanizay said his son arrived home with what “looked like a war injury” and that his legs would not stop bleeding.

The family are seeking expert opinion to identify the flesh-eating bugs.

Marine biologists have said they were likely to have been sea fleas, tiny scavenging marine animals.

 

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