Surfer Reveals Chilling Warning Friend Gave Moments Before Shark Attack

A surfer who survived an attack by a Great White Shark has revealed the chilling warning his pals gave him moments before.

Alex Travaglini was in the water near Gracetown, south of Perth, Australia with his pals on 16 April when a shark attacked him, ripping into his legs three times. Fortunately, Alex managed to fight off the shark and is now recovering from his injuries.

Speaking to he said: "I heard my friend say, 'There it is!' and asked him what he meant and he told me that a shark just swam underneath him.

"Everyone in the area started paddling away, not panicking but moving quickly to get some distance between them and the shark."

Alex watched as everyone in the area began leaving the area and quickly followed, but it was too late, and moments later he felt something biting into his calf, before it began thrashing around.

Credit: 7 News
Credit: 7 News

He continued: "It then let go of my calf and started thrashing its head around with its mouth open, which is how I sustained the other cuts higher up on my legs.

"The shark swam around so I was face-to-face with it and I remember clearly seeing its eye. It was obviously sizing me up."

Alex was then pulled underwater, but was able to pull himself back onto his surfboard, which he was then able to push into the 4ft shark's mouth before hitting it in the nose.

Credit: 7 News
Credit: 7 News

"I went into survival mode and did everything I could to get out of there. I was scared I was going to lose my life," he said.

"At one stage I managed to regain a bit of control and I became quite adamant that I was going to survive."

With the help of his mates he was able to safely get back to the shore, where tourniquets were applied to his wounds - something which Alex believes saved him from much worse injuries.

He was airlifted to hospital where he underwent surgery, he has since been sent back following the attack which took place last month.

His family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his medical expenses.


Featured Image Credit: 7 News

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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