A 28-year-old freediver narrowly escaped a great white shark attack over the weekend off Australia east coast. The 9.8-foot shark ripped the man’s fin from his foot when he was swimming 16-foot below the surface off the coast of Wollongong on Saturday.
Callum Stewart thought a seal bumped him from behind, knocking him upward, but later realized he “might be in trouble” as the shark got closer.
“It did a full 180-degree turn and came back to look at me. That’s probably the point I realised I might be in trouble,” he said. “The most amazing memory I have is looking this thing dead in the eye, and wondering if that was the last thing I’m going to see.”
Photo by Elias Levy