Charging Shark Impaled on Speargun
Bull shark impaled on speargun after charging at diver off far north Queensland coast
Posted on 10.01.2017
A spearfisherman diving off the far north Queensland coast has shared vision of the moment a bull shark came at him “full charge”, impaling itself on his gun.
Danny Henricks, 35, uploaded video of the encounter, which occurred last month, to his YouTube account this week.
So far it has attracted more than 260,000 views.
The Victorian said he was on holidays in Queensland on a spearfishing expedition, but was separated from the group when the incident occurred.
“I was going to go for a deep dive, got halfway down … I seen him [the shark] on edge of the channel deep down,” Mr Henricks said.
“He didn’t worry me at all, he didn’t care about me, then he saw me, turned and came towards me half-pace … I sort of stopped in the middle of the water.
“I thought he was going to come towards me half-pace … I thought he was going to suss me out so I was just going to poke him away to show I wasn’t food. I just wanted him to keep me at a distance.
“The last five to six metres he just went full charge”
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