A man who was free diving with spear fishermen off the South Australian coast was â€œswallowed wholeâ€ by a great white shark.
During an inquest hearing into the death of 28-year-old teacher Sam Kellett, witnesses described the February 2014 shark attack that ended his life.
â€œIt made me turn around back out to sea and as I turned around I saw the tail of a shark come out of the water and it was thrashing around,â€ Aaron Whitaker said at the hearing, according to ITV. â€œI put my face under the water to see the shark but I could not see it. All of a sudden a white pointer shark came out of the murky water vertically towards the surface behind me and almost launched itself out of the water.â€
Witness Nicholas Carson said at the hearing he saw the 16-foot-long shark jump out of the water during the attack.
â€œI saw the whole body of a shark surface out of the water and dive down again into the water,â€ he said, according to Adelaide Now. â€œIt looked like a great white shark. It happened so fast.â€
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