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12/25/2018 - John Hornback - Belize

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:07 pm
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John Hornback shark attack Belize shark attacks

A diver had a lucky escape when a shark suddenly attacked his GoPro camera.

The beast nearly nearly made off with the gadget as John Hornback filmed during a dive off the coast of Belize.

The underwater camera captured the moment the predator lashed out, revealing its powerful jaws millimetres from the lens.

The footage initially shows another diver with a dead fish on the end of a spear, which apparently interests the shark.

But as the animal examines the bait and circles the divers slowly, it suddenly changes direction and ploughs towards the diver filming the scene.

The screen briefly goes completely black as the shark's jaws envelop the camera, before it quickly swims off.

It then examines a number of other divers at close range before other sharks appear on the scene.
The shark circled the divers before making a beeline for the camera (Image: John Hornback/Facebook)
The shark also examined some of the other divers at close range (Image: John Hornback/Facebook)
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John posted the footage on Facebook, accompanied by the message: "Diving with sharks can be hazardous... to your GoPro!"

He captured the video during a dive off Half Moon Caye in Belize over the Christmas period.

The camera, which continued filming after the incident, was apparently not too badly harmed.