One unidentified man was left counting his blessings after he narrowly escaped being shark food. While it is not completely clear why the man was in the water or where the incident took place, it seemed as if he and his friends were fishing when one of their rods fell in the water.
The man dove into the water to retrieve the item, and upon finding it, he signalled to the other two men that were standing on the pier that he had found it. The two men began giving him instructions to swim back to the steps and also began to point at something in the water. Curious and fearful, he began to wonder why his friends were acting so strangely and dove under the water to see what they were talking about.
On his second attempt, he saw the large animal coming towards him; it seemed, however, that the animal was not sure what it had seen because it swam right past him. Wasting no time, the man swam to one of the pillars that the pier was standing on in an attempt to get to safety. Hiding behind the pillar, he dove down to see if the beast was in pursuit, and lo and behold, the animal was turning to look back at him.
The man, however, held his composure and waited a bit before swimming to the steps that would take him to safety. It was evident that the man was terrified upon reaching the stairs because he had to stop and catch his breath before climbing them back to his friends, who informed him that they saw the large beast after he had jumped into the water.
According to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF), there were fifty-seven unprovoked cases of shark bites around the world for the year 2022.
Watch the bizarre incident below: