A surfer appears to have been bitten by a shark in Japan.
The unidentified man was surfing off Irino Beach in Kuroshia, of the Kochi Prefecture on July 24.
Around 7:05 p.m. he was approximately 16-feet off-shore when he started to get on his surfboard board in the 1- to 2-foot deep water.
He was bitten on the left foot by what he believes to be a shark.
Another surfer contacted emergency services who responded to the scene and transported the 29-year-old to the hospital. The man, who hails from the town of Kuroshio, sustained minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Multiple people saw a shark, which is thought to have been around 3- to 6-feet long, in the area multiple times throughout the month.
There have been a total of fifty-four confirmed shark attacks bites in 2016. Five of which were fatal. Twenty-three reported in the US, with fifteen occurring in Florida. Eleven have occurred in Australia, three of which were fatal.