Crazy moment: A shark ‘pounces’ on an 8-year-old boy who is climbing back on board a boat with a coral trout on the Great Barrier Reef
- Shark lunges at boy climbing on boat after spearfishing
- Predator tried to get the fish juvenile he had killed
- Boy is later shown unharmed from the close encounter
An eight-year-old boy appears to have gotten frighteningly close to a shark as he climbed back onto a boat after spearfishing.
In a viral tick tock In video – which has been questioned by some on social media – a man asks boy Manni what he brought from the sea after fishing around Lady Musgrave Island on the central Queensland coast.
Manni, who is holding on to a ladder at the stern of the boat, heaves a big fish onto the diving board and begins to talk about a shark.
The young spear fisherman Manni heaves his fish onto the diving platform behind the boat
Then the shark suddenly appears and lunges to grab the fish from Manny’s hands, but eventually snaps into the air and bangs its head on the boy.
According to the maker of the video, Manni emerged from the close encounter unharmed.
“It just felt a little bit, it hurt a little bit in the chest, but that’s it,” said Manni Nine messages.
When asked if the random attack would stop him from diving, Manni said, “I’m going back in.”
However, not everyone was convinced the video was legitimate.
Moments after the fish is loaded onto the boat, a shark appears out of nowhere to pounce on Manny
“Looks like the shark is dead and someone is pushing it onto the kid,” wrote one skeptic in the comments.
A continuation of the video shows Manni demonstrating a fish that he speared, although it looks different than the one he previously threw onto the boat.
If he had any ill effects from the shark encounter, Manni certainly isn’t showing them while pulling up a big fish with a big grin.
Despite a very intrusive encounter with the predator, Manni escapes unscathed
However, the video maker is not particularly impressed.
‘That’s crap, the hea*t fish in the ocean, why did you even shoot it?’ asks the man.
“Because it kept swimming towards me, it didn’t stop, it was stupid, was just stupid to keep swimming towards me like, ‘Come on, shoot me,’ so I just shot it,” Manni replies.
“You’re going to eat it yourself,” says the filmmaker.
In comments, he later revealed that the milkfish was given to a local.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to the video maker for further comment.
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