Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Shark rips boarder in half off Australia Coast

A tourist on a bodyboard was killed in a horrific attack by what was believed to have been a great white shark near a beach on Australia's west coast. The 21-year-old was dead before fellow surfers could drag him ashore at a popular surfing spot called Boneyards, near Bunker Bay, about 3.5 hours south of Perth, the West Australian reports. 

The shark had pulled the man below the surface and ripped his legs off, horrifying those watching from the crowded beach, the Daily Mail reports. The paper quoted Kurt Morris, a diner at the nearby Bunker Bay Cafe — reportedly packed at the time of the attack — as saying he'd been told by the man's friends that he had been torn apart.

"They were saying they were just two meters away from him," he said. "From the waist down, it was all gone."

Matt’s Rant: These Nature Strikes Back posts were some of my favorite early on in my blogger career but I shied away from them in lieu of more original content. This one was so extreme that I felt compelled to post it. Condolences to family and friends of this person who was taken very early in life. A warning to others...water can be very dangerous and in the ocean you are not on the top of the food chain.

Good luck and safe fishing.


Mark Kautz/Shoreman said...

Interesting thing about a shark tooth, you can run your fingers along the sides of it and it feels dull, but it will shave the hair off your arm. Imagine what hundreds of them in a Great White's mouth can do. Well, you've just seen it.


Howard Levett said...

This sent chills down my spine. What a horrible way to die. Condolences to the family.

Dar said...

My heart goes out to the family and friends of this sad ending to a young life. I agree about the food chain of the fish or any creature. We are in their domain and it is dangerous. I don't want to ever be afraid of the unknown, but know where you tread.
So sad.
I think I will shy away from the wana-be a fishaholic thing for awhile.
Happy Casting and CPRing