Boy bit by shark in video is ‘so lucky that happened’ and hopes to swim with them again

When her 8-year-old son Asher was attacked by a nurse shark on their family vacation, mother Christine Jones says the boy went through a wide range of emotions.

“He started with sheer terror,” Christine Jones said, according to The Tribune. “He literally thought he was going to die – to extreme joy in realising he was okay and had the best story ever to tell.”

Jeremy Jones, Asher’s father, told KTSU that his family had been feeding and swimming with different animals as a part of their vacation in the Bahamas when they decided to let their 8-year-old son go into the water and feed some nurse sharks.

No one was worried about the sharks, Jeremy Jones said, as they are known to be docile.