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Terrifying Footage Shows Shark Leaping Out Of The Water And Biting Parasailor's Foot

Dominic Smithers

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Terrifying Footage Shows Shark Leaping Out Of The Water And Biting Parasailor's Foot

A parasailor came face to face with death when a shark leapt out of the water and grabbed his foot. Watch the encounter below:


A 37-year-old man from Jordan was out on the Red Sea when he was attacked by the powerful creature.

In terrifying footage shared online, the man can be seen hovering above the water in a tandem parasail.

Everything seems to be going fine until the pair get closer and closer to the water.

A split-second later, the head of a huge shark can be seen shooting out from the sea and takes a large bite of his foot, attempting to drag the man under.

Credit: Newsflash
Credit: Newsflash

Luckily, the driver of the boat up ahead spots what is going on and pulls the pair to safety, with the parasailing couple rising back into the air and away from danger.

According to reports, the man was rushed to the Prince Hashem Military Hospital, Aqaba, where he underwent surgery to his injured right foot.

The man severed a number of tendons and tore a muscle. He is also missing part of the rear of his foot and broke several bones.

However, his condition has since been described as stable.

Speaking about the horrific encounter, Mohammad Qatawneh, from the Aqaba International Dive Centre, told local media that although shocking, attacks by sharks in the Gulf of Aqaba are very rare.

He told Jordan News: "The shark attack garnered a lot of media attention. Truthfully, it scared a lot of people, but this is something that can take place anywhere.

Credit: Newsflash
Credit: Newsflash

"In Karak, for example, there are snakes and scorpions, but in the end, they're not dangerous enough to scare people away.

"I've been diving for 20 years and this is the first time I've heard of a shark attack."

Another man opened up about his own run-in with a deadly shark this week, saying he feels like the 'luckiest man in the world' to still be alive.

Nemanja Spasojevic, from San Francisco, US, was looking for crabs in Gray Whale Cove State Beach, California, when he felt a sharp pain in the back of his leg followed by a push.

The 38-year-old said it felt almost like a 'mosquito bite' until he turned around and saw the dead eyes of the powerful predator staring straight back at him.

"He didn't thrash my leg. Gentle bite, let go. If it was not gentle, I wouldn't be here standing," he told KNTV.

"I['m] probably the luckiest guy in the world, to get hit by a great white and walk out of the hospital the same day."

Featured Image Credit: Newsflash

Topics: SPORT, Great White Shark, World News, injury, US News, Health, shark

Dominic Smithers
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