Great White Shark Gives Man A Fright After Unexpected Encounter
Eugene van Wyngaardt was out spear fishing over a reef called Deep Pinnacles in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 2013 when he spotted a huge Great White shark just a few feet away from him. This is one terrifying shark encounter from the Newsflare archive.
You can hear the terror in Eugene's voice as the monster first appears and then again when the animal makes very close passes.
The final time the white shark comes so close that Eugene is forced to prod it with his spear gun, both to push himself away from it and to try to deter the monster.
Fortunately for Eugene, the shark moves away again, giving him time to swim to the boat and frantically clamber aboard. From the boat the shark can be seen continuing to circle menacingly underneath the boat.
Eugene says “When I saw it swim past and turn in such a tight circle, I was able to see it right in front of my face before it swam away. It was so scary!”
Eugene was trembling and couldn’t believe his eyes! It is good that he stayed put and didn’t panic! He realized that he had to stay on alert because the shark might try to take a bite.
It is good that he had his spear gun to use and pushed himself away! Immediately after he punched the shark he felt how solid its body was and things just got real! As soon as he made contact he got the fright.
When he realized that the boat was close and that the shark is not going to be right behind him he felt relieved. Absolute explosion of general emotion!