Surfer Mick Fanning shark attack stuns the world: watch the video
When he planned to go surfing he never imagined as to what was going to happen to him. In fact he had never seen or imagined anyone facing the issue that he faced yesterday.
A dexterous surfer Mick Fanning came face to face with a massive shark and it is just pure luck that he was able to survive and that too without being injured by the predator.
Following the attack and the video of the shark attack going viral on social networking sites and the media, a well publicized surfing competition in South Africa was canceled Sunday. All the preparations for the competition were complete but no one had imagined the presence of shark in the ocean where the surfing competition was being organized.
Reports suggest that immediately after the incident coming to the light Organizers of the J-Bay Open, the sixth stop on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship Tour, called off the competition.
The results of the competition were announced without even holding the competition. Organizers following the discussion with WSL Commissioner Kieren Perrow, Fanning and competitor Julian Wilson decided to take equal second in rankings points and split the prize purse awarded to the winner.
WSL Commissioner Kieren Perrow while talking about the incident says, “We are incredibly grateful that no one was seriously injured today. Mick’s composure and quick acting in the face of a terrifying situation was nothing short of heroic and the rapid response of our water safety personnel was commendableâ€.
A very relived looking Fanning following the incident said, â€œI had this feeling that something was behind (me), and all of a sudden I felt like I started getting pulled underwater. And then the thing came up and I was on my board and it was right thereâ€.
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