08/09/2014 - Andrew Hindley - Bahamas

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08/09/2014 - Andrew Hindley - Bahamas

Postby alb » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:20 am

Bull shark nibble marks for . Judging by the width of the jaw, I don't know if the culprit was "9-10'" but still, he's lucky it didn't do more nibbling.
At the end of a succesful day of spearfishing and putting my spear in the boat to go home, I looked down and saw a hogfish. I asked for my spear back and decided to go after one too many...

Once I speared the hog fish, a 9-10 foot bullshark came from behind me (out of no where) and took a hold of my foot. It let go then went after the fish. After about 5 seconds with the fish it decided it wanted another bite, so it turned around and began chasing me to the boat which was about 30 feet away. I managed to kick it a few times with my un-bitten foot/ fin, and it eventually went on its way.

I'd like to thank Scott Vickers and Alexander Thompson for everything once onboard the boat. I'd also like to thank Dr. Kevin Bethel for going out of his way to stitch me up!
We were well prepared and had a first aid kit on board; we usually do not ( will always bring one from now on). This could have been a lot worse than it was; luck was on my side today.


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