"I immediately just ripped my leg rope off and I swam towards these guys here who were paddling towards me."
After a few bumper seasons, multiple deaths, kids, moms, Dads, swimmers, surfers, divers, Great Whites have been a little quiet this year.
Yeah, there was the swimmer who was hit and killed by a fifteen-foot Great White shark at Little Bay, a few clicks south of Maroubra beach in Sydney’s south-east, in February, filmed and broadcast around the world.
But since then, very little activity, until yesterday when a kid competing in a surf ski race at Seacliff in South Oz, was hit by a twelve-foot Great White.
Nat Drummond, who is nineteen, was a click into the race, mid-morning, when the White hit, from below as they do, biting through his fibreglass ski and real close to getting a hunk of his ass.
“My ski just kind of lifted above the water and then next thing I knew I was in the air and then I was in the water and I saw this figure fall back into the water. A big shark,” he told 9News. “I immediately just ripped my leg rope (attached to the surf ski) off and I swam towards these guys here who were paddling towards me, thankfully, and then just jumped onto their craft and pulled me out of the water to safety.”
The kid wasn’t too put off by the hit, howevs.
“It was an absolute freak accident. One of those one-in-a-million things that happened,” he said, before reassuring beachgoers, “We were out in pretty deep waters, this shouldn’t put other people off.”
He did say he might “go and buy a lottery ticket.”
A teenager taking part in a surf-ski race off Adelaide’s Seacliff Beach has been attacked by a Great White Shark.
— 9News Adelaide (@9NewsAdel) October 23, 2022