This picture is unrelated to the story, but that's a super gnarly place to get bitten by a shark. That's Andrea Lynch, and she was attacked by a bull shark last year in Florida. Luckily for her, the shark let go, and she was able to get medical attention before she bled to death. Not so lucky this weekend was 51 year old Brian Guest who was snorkeling for crabs with his son near Perth in Western Australia. A believed Great White shark attacked the man in a bloody mess, and basically ate him alive 20 feet from his son. Onlookers witnessed the shark breaching water with the human torso hanging out of its mouth. The ocean instantly turned a deep red, and the man's son quickly made his way to shore. Authorities were called, but nothing could be done at that point. The nightmare was over, and the only thing left of his father were the tiny pieces of wetsuit that washed up on the sand. A coastline search was called off hours after the attack. There had been reports of a large shark swimming in the area days before, but it is not known if this is the shark responsible for Brian Guest's death. The attack happened a little after 7am.
Naturally the man's son is still in great shock. Witnesses described the scene as “horrific”, and “the shark could be seen with Mr Guest's body in its jaws”. Surprisingly at this time the family insists that the shark not be hunted and killed.
“The family says that we are in their environment when we go into the water and we have to pay respect for that,' said police Sgt Steve Kent”
This sounds like something straight out of “Jaws”. It's not everyday you're chillin' out on the beach and then suddenly you're witnessing a man being pulled violently out of this existence. This is why all other sports fail in comparison to surfing. You don't read about too many skateboarders being attacked by tigers or lions, or an entire volleyball team being eaten by Tremors. On top of worrying about drowning, getting run over by some kook, jellyfish and stepping on stingrays, your own board knocking you out, landing ass first on top of your fins (I've heard many horrible tales), breaking bones, tiny pieces of shell scratching your eyeballs (this once happened to me, personally – I had a pirate patch for a week), all the different ways slamming into the reef, and what the nose of a surfboard can do to your body…on top of all that there's always a real chance you could be eaten alive.
Surfing rules all.