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Diver Says He Was Partly Swallowed By Great White Shark

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posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 05:33 PM
A man in Australia was bit head first (his head was in the sharks mouth and its teeth around his torso) by a great white shark and lives.

Diver Says He Was Partly Swallowed By Shark

SYDNEY, Jan 23 (Reuters Life!) - An Australian abalone diver told rescuers he was partly swallowed head-first by a Great White Shark on Tuesday but managed to fight his way free, suffering a broken nose and bite marks around the chest.

Diver Eric Nerhus, 41, was underwater with his 25-year-old son and other divers off Cape Howe, near Eden on Australia's southeast coast, when the 3 meter (10 foot) shark attacked.

Rescuers earlier mistakenly reported his age as 25.

"He stated that he was head-first into the shark," a spokeswoman for Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue service told Reuters after airlifting the diver to hospital.

"When he came to us he was conscious and alert but had a broken nose and lacerations to both sides of his torso and chest -- bite marks all the way around," the spokeswoman said.

I guess you can say he was very lucky to escape with minor injuries and he was pretty unlucky to have been attacked by a great white shark.

Either way, I would call it a miracle he's alive after having his head in a great whites mouth!

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