VIDEO: Florida Teen Bitten By Shark Despite Wearing Device That Reduces Risk of Shark Attack

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ABOVE VIDEO: A Florida teen is lucky to be a live after a surprise encounter with a shark that he says occurred even though he was wearing a device designed to reduce the risk of an attack.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA (INSIDE EDITION) – A Florida teen is lucky to be a live after a surprise encounter with a shark that he says occurred even though he was wearing a device designed to reduce the risk of an attack.

Zack Davis, 16, was surfing Tuesday in St. Lucie County when a shark appeared out of nowhere and attacked him.

“When I was underwater I just felt like pressure and a bite on my right arm so I just got out of the water and ran to shore as quick as possible,” he told Inside Edition.

At the time, Davis was wearing a SharkBanz, a device swimmers and surfers wear on their wrists or ankles.

A promotional video from the company claims the device wards off sharks with a high-powered magnet. In a demonstration, sharks are seen keeping away from bait with the SharkBanz, but return to devour it when the device is taken off.

Davis says he got the $80 anti-shark apparatus for Christmas. He says he wore it exactly once — the day he was bitten.

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