Parker Simpson filmed himself being attacked by a 7-8ft reef shark while swimming back to the boat with a grouper he’d caught spearfishing near Middle Samo Reef off Boca Chica in the Florida Keys on Sunday 4 June 2017.
Watch Parker’s video of the attack…
He said the shark came out of nowhere.
“He first went at my dive buddy Justyn but immediately turned toward me,” Simpson wrote. “He first bit my left fin then took a chunk out of the right one before biting my leg and cutting the speargun line.
“I assumed he was trying to steal the black grouper I was holding. But after I lost the grouper and watched it swim to the bottom, the shark kept coming at us!”
Simpson posted the video of the incident on his YouTube Channel called Over the Edge .
“The shark tore through the skin, fat tissue, muscle, muscle sheath, and unfortunately my tibial artery, which caused me to lose more than a liter of blood.”
“I would not have made it back to the boat without the help of another strong swimmer and would have bled out had I not been patched up so well by Amanda,” Simpson wrote, adding a word of caution to all divers: “Always dive with a buddy and someone who is trained in first aid!”