Surfer Mick Fanning Escapes Shark Attack

Organizers of the J-Bay Open, the 6th stop on the Samsung Galaxy World Surf League Championship 2015 had to call off the competition. Because in the opening minutes of the final heat Surfer Mick fanning escapes shark attack.

"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 commendable," WSL commissioner Perrow said in a statement.

During the competition Fanning was in the water on his board, when a shark attacks him. For couple of seconds he was under the sea away from eyesight. After a while he comes back on and was swimming but without his board this times. Safety boats arrived quickly and got him out of the water.  Later on He told WSL TV that he “Punched” the shark in the back to scare it away. (Wilson who was in the water same time was also pulled out by the WSL team)

"I 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 there," he said.

"I had this thought, 'What if it comes around for another go at me?'" he said. "Before I knew it, the boat was there. ... I can't believe it, I was tripping out. I'm totally tripping out."
By FocusNews

It is not clear whether there was more than one shark, WSL spokeman Dave Prodan told CNN.
"It's a very unpredictable sport. i think that's what draws many of the athletes to it." WSL Chief Executive Paul Speaker expressed relief that the competitors escaped unscathed. 

Mick and Julian discussed with WSL commissioner and took equal seconds in ranking  and split the prize. 

This whole accident or we can say incident rattled the community.

(EVERYONE CANT BE AS LUCKY AS Mick Fanning So Be aware)

Source : CNN

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