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Shark bites dad, son but ends up dead

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A father and son were attacked by a ragged-tooth shark, but the creature wound up the loser when the father grabbed the 4-foot-long shark and dragged it onto the beach.

Mark Thomas, 10, had just caught a wave on his surfboard in waist-deep water Monday when the shark sank its teeth into the boy's right leg, the newspaper Beeld reported Tuesday.Clark Thomas grabbed the shark and pulled it off his son but also was bitten in the right leg.

"I grabbed the shark in a vise grip, pulled it out of the ocean and threw it onto the beach," the 47-year-old father said.

Mark needed 22 stitches and his father 21, news reports said.