Cue the Jaws intro for this one…
It’s the classic fear. The situation that keeps many people from venturing into the water in the first place.
A Great White crashed the party when a kayaker was enjoying some time on the water in Monterey Bay, California.
It followed the usual pattern. An initial bump before striking at the kayak. He was separated from the kayak.
Correriar told National Geographic he remembered hearing a bang before the kayak was launched into the air and he fell halfway out.
He said he could see the shark’s head above the water with its jaws latched onto the end of his kayak.
But within seconds, the shark was thrashing around dangerously close to where Corriear was bobbing helplessly in the water.
Correriar initially froze but then quickly got out of the kayak and tried swimming to shore, while keeping an eye on the great white.
He said he had tried to call the Coast Guard for help using his emergency GPS but they had trouble hearing him.
‘At this point I was really nervous, I was sure I was done,’ he said.
‘It was like a horror movie. The shark came toward me, dropped the kayak, then dove straight down below me where I couldn’t see it.’ Read More
A sailboat came by when they saw his frantic waving, and they lifted him to safety.