The Terrifying Moment A 8ft Reef Shark Attacks A SpearFisherman In Florida

This is the terrifying moment a reef shark attacks a spearfisherman, leaving him with a gaping wound on his leg, with the bone exposed. The unidentified young man posted a video of the potentially fatal incident to YouTube, explaining how the shark ‘came out of nowhere’.

The footage shows a shark bolting through the clear blue waters of the Florida Keys.The short clip of me getting attacked by a 7-8ft reef shark while spearfishing near Middle Sambo reef off Boca Chica on. This clearly could have been much worse! Happy to still have my leg even with a piece missing!

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Simpson, a 23-year-old Key West resident, filmed his own shark attack as the reef shark closed in on his leg. The shark appeared around the 36-second mark.

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He tried to avoid the shark, but it managed to get a major bite on his leg. Simpson retreated to the boat and needed 56 stitches.

The video shows the shark lunging at Simpson’s feet, taking a bite out of his leg and tearing his flipper.

Video: dailymail.co.uk

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This is the terrifying moment a reef shark attacks a spearfisherman, leaving him with a gaping wound on his leg that exposed bone

This is the terrifying moment a reef shark attacks a spearfisherman

 

The unidentified young man posted a video of the incident to YouTube, explaining how the fish ‘came out of nowhere’

Spear Fisherman Films Surprise Shark Attack

Recalling the incident, the shark bite victim said: ‘He first went at my dive buddy Justyn but immediately turned toward me.

“I assumed he was trying to steal the black grouper I was holding. But after I lost the grouper and watched it swim to the bottom, the shark kept coming at us,” Simpson wrote.

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Once breaching the surface, Simpson cries out: “Justyn, get my gun! Get my gun! I have a chunk out of my leg.”

Fortunately, the attack ended almost as soon as it began ― though it did leave Simpson with a pretty nasty wound on his leg that cost him more than a liter of blood, he said.

The man is seen clutching his leg in apparent pain, as blood seeps into the ocean from a deep gash

things clear to reveal the damage

 

Apparently the shark tore through the skin, fat tissue, muscle, and the man’s tibial artery which caused him to lose more than a litre of blood

Apparently the shark tore through the skin

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He seems to bob up and down in shock before making his way back to the boat. Unable to use his leg efficiently, a woman helps haul the man on to the deck

The man is seen clutching his leg in apparent pain

 

As a caution to others, the man highlighted the importance of diving with a friend and someone who is trained in first aid

the man highlighted the importance of diving with a friend

 

‘This clearly could have been much worse! Happy to still have my leg even with a piece missing! And we even got my speargun back’

This clearly could have been much worse

The shark tore through the skin, fat tissue, muscle, muscle sheath, and unfortunately my tibial artery which caused me to lose more than a litre of blood. This clearly could have been much worse! Happy to still have my leg even with a piece missing! And we even got my speargun back.

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Source: dailymail.co.uk,  ftw.usatoday.comhuffingtonpost.in

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