A little boy in Australia managed to escape after a shark lunged at his chest while he was fishing.
Manni Alam has just caught coral trout while swimming in the waters around Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Family friend Mo Alsayed, who was leading the trip with father Manni Radwan, asked the eight-year-old boy to show his catch while he was filming for TikTok.
But when Munny tossed the fish onto the deck of the boat, the shark broke out of the water under his arm and closed its jaws on his chest.
The attack is shown on video for only a fraction of a second, as Mo stopped the tape to try to help.
Munny later said that the shark didn’t last very long and only had a small scratch on him.
He told Australian 9News: “I caught this huge trout and just wanted to show it on TikTok.
“I went into the water, held a trout, then a huge shark attacked me because of the fish.”
He added: “It felt like a little bit of a bite – a little pain in the chest, but that’s it.”
Radwan said, “Anyone who has dived knows that this is a very common thing when you dive.
“Sharks are a very, very common sight.”
An investigation into the International Shark Attack File by the Florida Museum of Natural History last year found that 12 unprovoked shark bites were reported in Australia in 2021, three of which were fatal.
Most of these incidents took place in New South Wales, where a scuba diver filmed the chilling proximity last month.
But none of this will stop Munny from jumping back into the beautiful sea off eastern Australia in the future.
He told the news channel, “I’m coming back.”
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