Danny Henricks, 35, was on holidays in Queensland, Australia. One day, he decided to join a spearfishing expedition. During the adventure, he was separated from the group when a shark appeared.
“He didn’t worry me at all, he didn’t care about me. But then he saw me, turned and came towards me half-pace. I sort of stopped in the middle of the water,” Henricks told ABC. “I thought he was going to suss me out so I was just going to poke him away to show I wasn’t food. I just wanted him to keep me at a distance”.
Thanks to his quick thinking he reacted just in time. He attack the shark with his speargun when the shark was going to bite him.
“I lunged forward with the gun a little bit just before he got there but most of it was his force. I thought about getting the gun back but thought it wasn’t worth it. I was miles from anywhere and I didn’t know what was happening and why it was happening, so to be on the safe side I let it go and went back to the boat,” he said.