While his mother watched her son Mick Fanning, live on TV in a South African surfing competition her son was being attacked by a shark
Watch the dramatic rescue that unfolded and feel the emotion of the rescusers and his mom
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The video captures the moment when Australian surfer Mick Fanning fights off an attacking shark during the World Surfing League competition.
An Australian surfer has made an incredible escape after encountering two sharks during a major competition in South Africa.
Mick Fanning was competing in Jeffreys Bay, on the eastern Cape, when one of the sharks approached his surfboard.
The final of the J-Bay Open had only just started when Fanning was knocked off his surfboard and into the sea.
Fanning, the defending champion, escaped injury. The tournament was called off soon afterwards.
“I was just sitting there and I felt something just get stuck in my leg rope, and I was kicking trying to get it away,” Fanning told Fox Sports.
“I just saw fins. I was waiting for the teeth.”
Then watch raw footage of a cliff jumper in the same situation