Fisherman Watches Life Flash Before His Eyes After Tiger Shark Attacks His Kayak

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This is a real life Jaws moment.

When you’re out on the water, the chances of actually getting attacked by a shark are pretty rare.

They’re typically scared of humans, and rarely attack unless they confuse a human with a fish.

With that being said, Hawaii angler Scott Haraguchi was nearly on the wrong end of one of these rare situations, and he captured the blood pumping encounter all on Go Pro footage.

According to KITV4, it all went down when Haraguchi was out fishing off Kualoa in Windward Oahu.

You can see him filming from his kayak, when all of a sudden a tiger shark darts straight in his direction, and leaps from the water and onto the boat, nearly flipping it and sending Haraguchi straight into the water.

Luckily, the kayak stays upright, but to say Haraguchi was only a few inches away from severe injury or death is an understatement.

He told the outlet:

“I heard a whooshing sound that sounded like a boat heading towards me without the motor and I looked up and I saw this big brown thing.

My brain thought it was a turtle but then I got slammed by it and realized it was a tiger shark.”

He also added that he wasn’t sure what prompted the attack, but said he also noticed a wounded seal, and the shark could’ve mistaken his kayak for the creature.

Although the incident concerns him, it won’t keep him from fishing. However, he’ll be bringing a partner every time he goes from here on out.

On top of that, he’s also counting his blessings:

“I realize that life is short, time is short on Earth, so make the most of it.”

Check it out:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock