A spear fisherman diving in the Florida Keys went from being the hunter to being the hunted, dramatic video footage shows.
Parker Simpson was swimming off Boca Chica Key with a fish in his hand on Sunday when an estimated 8-foot reef shark appeared, charging at him from out of the blue.
?This shark came out of nowhere,? Parker wrote in a description on YouTube. ?He first went at my dive buddy Justyn but immediately turned toward me.?
The video shows the shark lunging at Simpson?s feet, taking a bite out of his leg and tearing his flipper.
?I assumed he was trying to steal the black grouper I was holding. But after I lost the grouper and watched it swim to the bottom, the shark kept coming at us,? Simpson wrote.
Once breaching the surface, Simpson cries out: ?Justyn, get my gun! Get my gun! I have a chunk out of my leg.?
Fortunately, the attack ended almost as soon as it began ? though it did leave Simpson with a pretty nasty wound on his leg that cost him more than a liter of blood, he said.
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