A MAN drove himself to hospital with severe wounds to his back after he was bitten by a shark at 7 Mile Beach this morning.
Jabez Reitman was surfing at Seven Mile beach when the attack occurred.
"A shark jumped up and grabbed me, I probably should have stayed in bed," he told channel 9 news, on the way into Gold Coast Hospital where he is undergoing surgery.
"At first I thought it was a dolphin, until [the bite] started stinging,"
"Then I realised I had some pretty severe lacerations," he said.
"There were puncture wounds...what you would expect from a good gouging form a shark," he said.
Mr Reitman is a chef in Byron Bay and lives at Suffolk Park.
After the attack he drove himself to Byron Bay hospital before he was transferred to the Gold Coast.
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