A giant great white shark the “size of a small four-wheel drive,” attacked and bit a teen who had been fishing in Australia.
Luke Pascoe, 17, had been spearfishing off Mistaken Island, near Goode Beach in Albany when the great white shark attacked, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development said in a statement.
The teenager told 9News that he looked down and spotted the shark “cruising in front” of him.
“It took one turn, had a look at me, took another turn, and on that last turn it just came straight for me and bit me on the legs,” Pascoe told the news outlet, who said he then went into shock.
“You don’t really realize you’ve been bitten by a shark,” he said. “So I gritted my teeth and kicked as hard as I could with both legs just trying to get back to shore or at least to a point where I felt the shark couldn’t get me anymore.”
Pascoe told ABC that his best friend Connor Shirley saved his life after giving him a piggyback to shore.
When Pascoe had been bitten, Shirley noticed what was happening and sprung into action. Shirley told 9News that he thought he was dreaming at first.
“It was huge, the size of a small four-wheel drive,” he told the news outlet.
The teen made a tourniquet from his dive belt to stop his best friend from bleeding and piggybacked his friend 2km to shore, ABC reported.