Bizarre moment a shark “pounces” on an 8-year-old boy as he reboards a boat with coral trout on the Great Barrier Reef
- Shark pounces on boy who gets on boat after spearfishing
- Predator was trying to get the fish boy he had killed
- The boy is later shown unharmed from the close encounter.
An eight-year-old boy appears to have been surprisingly close to a shark as he was getting back into a boat after spearfishing.
in a viral Tik Tok In the video, which has been disputed by some on social media, a man asks the boy, Manni, what he has brought back from the ocean after fishing off Lady Musgrave Island off Queensland’s central coast.
Manni, who is clinging to a ladder at the back of the boat, lifts a large fish onto the diving platform and starts saying something about a shark.
Young spearfisherman Manni hauls his fish up to the diving platform behind the boat.
Then the shark suddenly appears, lunging to grab the fish from Manni’s hands, but it ends up biting the air, its head hitting the boy.
According to the creator of the video, Manni emerged from the close encounter unharmed.
“It felt a little, it hurt a little bit in my chest, but that’s it,” Manni said. nine news.
Asked if the random attack would stop him from diving, Manni said, “I’m going back in.”
However, not everyone was convinced that the video was legitimate.
Moments after loading the fish into the boat, a shark appears out of nowhere to pounce on Manni.
“Looks like the shark is dead and someone is pushing it onto the boy,” one skeptic wrote in the comments.
A sequel to the video shows Manni showing off a fish that he speared, although it looks different from the one he previously tossed into the boat.
Certainly if he had any ill effects from the shark encounter, Manni doesn’t show it as he hoists up a large fish with a wide smile.
Despite what turns out to be a very direct encounter with the predator, Manni is unscathed.
However, the video creator is not overly impressed.
‘That’s bullshit, the most sh*tt fish in the ocean, why did you even shoot him?’ asks the man.
“Because he kept swimming at me, he didn’t stop, it was silly, it was just silly to keep swimming at me like ‘come shoot me,’ so I just shot him,” Manni replies.
“You’re going to eat it yourself,” says the filmmaker.
In comments, he later revealed that the milk fish was given to a local.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to the video’s creator for further comment.
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