Terrifying 19-foot Great white shark launches 'petrifying' attack on two men in kayak


The kayakers were terrified when the 19-foot Great white swam up and took a bite out of their tiny boat. The two men, Danny McDaniel and Jon Chambers, were kayaking on Saturday mooring near Catalina Island in California when the horrific attack occurred.

Just as the guys were kayaking, Mr McDaniel said he felt the boat lurch.

Mr Chambers then spotted the huge Great white and yelled at his kayak partner to smack it round the head with the ore.

Mr Chambers told NBC 7: “I looked at it and said, ‘oh crap, oh crap, oh crap’.

“I yelled at him to hit it.”

When Mr McDaniel heard his friend’s cry, he turned and was completely shocked to see the terrifying beast latched on to the kayak.

Mr McDaniel said: “I look back and I see this giant, actually, just a snout was on the boat as he was chomping down on the kayak.

“Saw a giant, triangular, conical-shaped head right there and a huge body.

“Just a massive body.”

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The friends were left with two palm-sized teeth which managed to get stuck in the kayak when the shark latched on.

Mr McDaniel said: ”I said, ‘Jon I got a tooth.’

“He goes, ‘Yeah, is there another one?’”

Mr McDaniel also said that although the attack was scary, he did not think the shark was being aggressive.

He continued: “He wasn’t aggressive.

“He didn’t grab a hold and shake his head. He just grabbed and pushed.”

Once the kayakers thought they were out of danger, they waited a few minutes to make sure the shark was gone.

Mr McDaniel added: “It was a good experience that I would never want to do again, but it was a good experience.”

Catalina Island is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina.

Its total population in the 2010 census was 4,096 people, 90 percent of whom live in the island’s only incorporated city of Avalon.


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