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Shark-bitten surfer heads to bar first instead of hospital

Frank O'Rourke is a professional surfer who was bit in the elbow by a shark in Jacksonville Beach over the weekend.

But unlike most of us, the 23-year-old didn't immediately head to the hospital for help.  Despite the deep, bleeding gashes in his arm, O'Rourke had another stop to make first.

"He immediately went to a bar because he was like, "I got bit by a shark," and people were like, "I'll buy you drinks," O'Rourke's friend, RJ Berger, told WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Florida. "So he went and hung out at the pier."

"Shark comes out of the water and grabs onto my arm, right by my elbow," O'Rourke told ABC News.  "Kinda tugs a little bit and thrashes," he said, before joking, "I guess it tasted me and was like, "Nope.""

According to a statement from a Jacksonville Beach Pier spokesman, shark attacks are rare in the area.

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