Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Near-Decapitated Diver Pokes Shark In Eye

I'd say the shark still won that encounter.

A diver escaped a 10-foot shark's attack by poking the animal in its eye after it had already chomped on his head once and was preparing for another bite, witnesses and officials said Tuesday.

And most people would give up after a shark eats their head. Let this be a lesson to all you kids out there. Never give up...and don't go swimming.

Eric Nerhus, 41, was flown to a hospital with serious injuries to his head, body and left arm after the attack Tuesday off Cape Howe, about 250 miles south of Sydney. The shark grabbed Nerhus by the head, crushing his face mask and breaking his nose, said Dennis Luobikis, a fellow diver who witnessed the attack.

Maybe the shark mistook him for a zombie and anyone who has seen a zombie film knows full well you go for the head.

"He was actually bitten by the head down — the shark swallowed his head," Luobikis said. The shark, believed to be a great white, came back for a second bite, clenching its jaws around Nerhus' torso and leaving deep lacerations in his side, said Luobikis.

Wonder how many times he shit himself.

Nerhus wrestled free of the shark's jaws, and later told rescue workers he had poked the shark in the eye, spokeswoman Debbie Lowry of the Snowy Hydro Rescue Helicopter service told local media.

Leaving the shark to explain to his other friend sharks that, even though he has a black eye now, "you should see the other guy".

Nerhus was pulled from the water by his 25-year-old son and rushed to a hospital, suffering blood loss and shock.

Shock? Really?


Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

But how was the poor shark? Will he ever be able to see properly again?

Good job that didn't happen in America - the shark would have filed an assault claim by now and the diver would skint!

January 24, 2007 4:02 AM  
Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

. . . . or 'would be skint . . .

January 24, 2007 4:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know it's going to be a very very bad day, when you dive straight into the mouth of a shark.

January 24, 2007 6:44 AM  

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