Western Australian Fisherman Survives Great White Attack
Warnbro, Western Australia – 32 year old crab fisherman Steve Da Silva reported that has crab boat was attacked by a great white shark on July 4.
The vessel was pulling in crab pot #20 of 80 when a great white shark appeared and went after the pot as it was being pulled into the boat by a winch, reports Sky News.
Da Silva said, “I’ve never seen anything like it. It came straight at us, something you see in the movies.”.
Never in his 16 years did he experience an encounter with the feared man eater.
The shark began to turn once it saw the ship and struck the vessel with its tail before fleeing.
Da Silva believes the boat would have easily tipped over had it been a smaller vessel. Undeterred, he gathered up the remaining sixty crab pots.
Last week, a surfer killed was killed by a great white near Wedge Island.
Benjamin Linden, 24, was bitten in two in the attack, which reignited the debate over whether great whites should remain a protected species.
Mr Linden’s death was the fifth such fatality in the region in less than a year.
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