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Dad eaten alive by deadly parasite 48 hours after family beach trip – Mirror Online
A dad has been eaten alive by a deadly parasite 48 hours after a family beach trip – in the same area a schoolgirl was also left fighting for her life from the infection.
Dave Bennett, from Memphis, was visiting daughter Cheryl Bennett Wiygul in Destin, Florida, when they decided to head to the beach and do various water sports as they all soaked up the sunshine.
But 12 hours after being in the water, cancer-stricken Dave woke up with a fever, chills and some cramping.
His health began to rapidly deteriorate and he was taken to hospital where they discovered a “terribly swollen black spot on his back”.
He was pronounced dead within hours and lab results later confirmed he had contacted necrotizing fasciitis – also known as flesh eating bacteria.