I don’t think it takes a brain surgeon to know that a human doesn’t stand much of a chance going one on one with a Great White shark.
That’s when a human turns into shark bait real quick.
However, for this 19-year-old surfski paddler from Australia, he was lucky enough to live to tell the story.
According to 9 News,Nat Drummond was surfski paddling during a race, starting from Seacliff Surf Lifesaving Club just south of Adelaide, Australia, when his raft was hit by a massive Great White below the surface of the water.
Once the shark bit through the ski near where he was seated, Drummond was knocked into the water.
He weighed in on the terrifying experience:
“My ski just kind of lifted above the water and then next thing I knew I was in the air and then I was in the water.”
Although you would think he was surely a goner, he was able to swim away uninjured, and was pulled to safety by an inflatable rescue boat manned by patrolling life savers.
He was inspected for injury, but didn’t suffer any by some miracle.
Drummond said he was lucky to reach the life savers before the shark had another chance:
“I just ripped my leg rope (attached to the surf ski) and I swam towards these guys here who were paddling towards me, and then just jumped onto their craft and pulled me out of the water to safety.
It was an absolute freak accident. One of those one-in-a-million things that happened.”
However, he was in good spirits after the wild accident, and even joked he should buy a lottery ticket after the close call.
I’ve got a lot of respect for this guy, because I already know I’d be in traumatic shock after a situation like that.