Father, son recall details on surviving shark attack in Mass.

A wisecracking Boston native explained Friday why he thinks he survived the first great white shark attack on a Massachusetts swimmer since 1936: He just didn’t taste good.

“So I’m feeling very pleased to be here,” said Chris Myers, who grew up on Joy Street in Beacon Hill but now lives in Colorado. He was attacked Monday afternoon while swimming with his 16-year-old son, J.J., off the shores of Ballston Beach in Truro.

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