The 25-year-old Charleston, South Carolina woman was on honeymoon with new hubby Evan Carroll in Bahamas.
They were at an attraction that allows guests to swim with the shark’s . It was a dream honeymoon for Sarah Illig, but turned out to be a nightmare after she was bit by shark.
Her husband was filming her underwater when a five-foot nurse shark swam up and chomped down on her arm.
Nurse shark typically doesn’t attack until is provoked, but Sarah Illig swears she didn’t do anything.
“It felt like five or six hands were grabbing into the side of my arm and squeezing it as hard as they could, the bite was only a second long but only a half a second later my mind processed it and I realized that it hurt.” she said.
“There was no tail pulling or feeding during my snorkel with them (as you can clearly see via video)” Illig told.
“Evan is the calmest person I know so he handled everything great. He calmly got me out of the water and helped with first aid,” she told People.com. “He was nervous getting me out of the water because the nurse shark did come back around and circled us after the bite.”
After the bite her husband immediately applied pressure on the wound with a towel.
Sarah told that the worst part was not the bite, it was after the bite when we had to wait for the treatment, it was untreated for almost an hour or so “just to get back to where we were going before we could get it treated.”
“We were worried about staph or another infection but it’s healing great!” she told the Sun newspaper. “So glad we did (film it) because no one would believe it!! Scared the heckkkkk out of me!”
The couple reached home three days later, they also posted the video on Facebook with the caption “Ended the honeymoon with a bang…Check out the surprise and very rare nurse shark bite in the video and don’t forget the volume to hear the crunchhhhh.”
But the video was removed later due to some unknown reasons.