A GREAT WHITE SHARK gave a fisherman the fright of his live when it leapt out of the water and into his tiny boat off the east coast of Australia.
A fisherman in Australia has one incredible tale of survival after a mammoth shark jumped into his boat and pushed him over.
From The Express
The pensioner was out fishing off the coast of New South Wales in his 15-foot boat on the weekend.
Terry Selwood was near the shore when he was suddenly knocked off his feet.
A nine-foot great white had leapt out of the water and into Terry’s boat.
The 73-year-old was covered in blood as he tried to escape the wildly thrashing shark.
Terry had a deep cut to his right forearm after the great white’s fin sliced into him as it jumped in.
The fisherman managed to call for help over his radio and was rescued a short time later.
He told ABC the shark “came right over the top of the motor and then dropped onto the floor”.
Terry added: “For some unknown reason he just launched himself out of the water and he must have come up four feet out of the water to clear my outboard motor and drop straight in the boat.
“There I was on all fours and he’s looking at me and I’m looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn’t get out quick enough onto the gunwale.
“I was losing a fair amount of blood, I was stunned, I couldn’t register what happened and then I thought ‘oh my God, I’ve got to get out of here’.”
Video footage showed the sheer size of the monster fish, which weighed in at more than 30 stone.
Marine rescuer Lance Fountain said Mr Selwood was “quite shook up” when the emergency team arrived.
Lance explained: “One [cut] was quite deep, so that was a slice of some sort, so possibly from the shark’s teeth, but others were mainly from his struggle to get up onto feet.
“A shark that size has incredible power and it was thrashing around.
“He said he thought it was going to break his legs, it was hitting them that hard. So he put his arms down to protect his legs, and that’s when they got cut up.”