Sam Kanizay, 16, went for a 30 minute dip at Dendy Street Beach in Brighton on Saturday evening and walked out with what his family said were tiny marine creatures eating his legs.
His father, Jarrod Kanizay, said the creatures “ate through Sam’s skin” and left him bleeding profusely.
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After realizing they could not stop the bleeding, the teenager was rushed to hospital where staff were baffled by the “pin-sized holes” all over his legs.
The following morning a curious Mr Kanizay went back down to the beach to catch a sample of the creatures he believes attacked his son.
He placed a net full of raw meat in the water and footage shows hundreds of the creatures swarming around the food.
“No one knows what the creatures are. They’ve called a number of people, whether it’s toxicity experts or marine experts and other medics around Melbourne at least… [and] yep, no one [knows],” he said.