It could have been a scene out of the movie “Jaws.” In a stunning move, a nine-foot great white shark leaped out of the water and dove onto a fishing boat off the coast of New South Wales, injuring a 73-year-old fisherman.
In 60 years of fishing, Terry Selwood told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation he’s never seen anything like it.
“He came right over the top of the motor and then dropped onto the floor,” he said.
“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,” Selwood added.
The Marine Rescue Unit came to his aid, transporting him to shore where he was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injury.
Selwood said conditions were clear at the time of the breach, with nothing unusual happening in the water around his boat.
“For some unknown reason he just launched himself out of the water and must have come up four feet out of the water to clear my outboard motor and drop straight in the boat.”
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