An Australian surfer has recounted how he saved the jaws of a large 16ft white shark by turning his board into his mouth and punching him in the face.
Phil Mummert, 28, was browsing Bunker Bay – 150 miles from Perth – when he was knocked off his board by a giant predator.
The film was then bitten on the leg by the shark, leaving it with multiple punch wounds to the leg.
The attack took place on July 31, but details of the incident were fully displayed on the Magic Seaweed surfing website today.
“Half of the tail was still glued to me with the tails of the foot [leg rope] and it was in her mouth.
“It ended between me and the shark, so I grabbed him with both hands and tried to push him into his mouth.
“The other guys in the water said I was hitting him in the head and nose as well. I remember the shark swimming around me and I was just trying to keep my eyes on him and I was trying to pull him away.”
“I remember seeing the size of his spine box while swimming around. It was massive, at least a meter high. He was still near me when the other boys approached me,” Mr Mummert said.
“Once I realized what was going on, my first instinct was just to hold that piece of board in her mouth because I knew if she was biting then he wasn’t biting me.”
Three friends who were in the water at the time rushed to his aid and managed to lift Phil onto a long board and bring him ashore.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where they bandaged his severely injured leg along with 63 elements.
“Actually, I should not be alive. Or at least I lost a leg,” he told the magazine.
There have been five fatal shark attacks so far in Australia this year.
Last month and the Australian father rescued his son from shark jaws after she grabbed the boy from a fishing boat and started mistreating him.
A local diver claims that people who witnessed the attack off the coast of Tasmania believed the culprit may have been a brilliant white man.
The child suffered cuts to his arms, chest and head in his test about 5km off the coast of Tasmania on Friday afternoon, local time.
The shark reportedly left after Dad fought it.