**WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT**
Footage showing the terrifying moment a diver was attacked by a shark has been published on YouTube, and the victim can be heard screaming at the top of his lungs as the animal clamped down on his leg, filling the water with blood.
The clip was captured in 2018 by diver Dan White, who was completing his deep diver certification near Brothers Island in Egypt when a white tip shark swam over to his group:
Shortly after the shark arrived, White’s group was joined by several German divers who were swimming in the same area, and it was then that the animal’s behaviour started to change.
Speaking to Tracking Sharks at the time, White explained: “I was recording the whitetip as I thought it was a cool encounter. The day before we dove with three whitetips with no trouble at all.”
He added: “As I was filming I noticed that one of the outlet diver’s bubbles spooked the shark and it turned to investigate.”
The Surrey-based diver went on: “The shark made three [bump] attempts on Ian, but he fended it off each time. After the third bump, one of the German divers came to help Ian.
“The German diver’s buddy saw the shark attempting to have a cheeky nibble on Ian but failed to keep his eye on the shark as it rose to his level and bit his leg. His buddy wrestled the shark off of him, but by that point the damage was done.”
White’s footage has since been released online, and as the white tip closes its jaws around the victim’s calf, a loud scream can be heard, despite the fact the group was 10 metres below the surface of the water.
After the attack, the man was helped to the surface and heaved from the water alongside the other divers.
The man’s calf was ripped to shreds and the shark had not only completely destroyed his calf muscle, but also bitten down to the bone.
Before he was rushed to shore, first responders administered pain medication and applied a tourniquet to the man’s leg, which miraculously didn’t need to be amputated.
Needless to say, YouTubers were quick to express their shock beneath the video, with one person writing: “Very scary footage.”
Another added: “Wow, absolutely terrifying,” while a third penned: “The most chilling part of this is still being able to hear the screaming under water.”
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