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A Great White Shark Jumps Over A Boat; Injured The 73-Year Old Fisherman in New South Wales

By Menahem, Zen menahem.zen@gmail.com | May 30, 2017 10:57 AM EDT

The 73-year old fisherman was shocked when a great white shark jumped aboard the boat, injured his arm and landed on the boat during his fishing trip. This bizarre incident happened in the New South Wales, Australia.

The man, Terry Selwood told ABC News about how a great white shark jumped aboard the boat and hit him. The infamous sea predator landed at the bottom of his fishing boat when he went fishing in Evans Head, New South Wales on Saturday, May 27.

"I caught a blur of something coming over the boat," Selwood said about what he saw before the great white shark jumped aboard the boat. "The shark hit me on the forearm and knocked me down on the ground."

He lost a fair amount of blood as the great white shark jumped aboard the boat took some of his skin off. He was stunned but managed to grab the radio to call the Marine Rescue, who immediately came to retrieve him. Afterward, the Marine Rescue then took the boat with the shark.

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He escaped the bizarre incident of a great white shark jumped aboard the boat with only a swollen arm as reported by The Telegraph. He estimated the shark to be 2.7 meters (8.8 feet), while his boat is only 4.4 meters of 14.4 feet. Therefore, there was barely enough room for the two of them.

Following his experience with the great white shark jumped aboard the boat and bit him, Mr. Selwood only described the incident as only a "mundane" incident. Nevertheless, he admitted that he never had such incident in his 60 years of fishing experience. Even so, he will continue to go fishing at the sea after the incident.

A great white shark jumped aboard the boat is not an incident happens every day. However, a human encounter with a great white shark often happen in Australia just like one kayaker's experience below:

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