A fisherman who was attacked by a ten-foot long shark described the frightening moment he was mistreated while diving.
Brett Highlands was attacked by the tiger shark while spear fishing with friends off Quandong Beach near Broome, Western Australia, Friday morning.
The 48-year-old, who was bitten twice on the arm, escaped after hitting the shark with his spear.
“It was the chewing effect that I really felt,” he told 7 News.
“Like a dog trying to get a grip on a bone. Just a wild animal on my arm. “
After defending himself with his spear, Mr. Highlands swam back to the boat with only one arm.
“I just drew back and kept looking under the water to see if it came my way,” he said.
His friends used a diving belt as a tourniquet as the Mr. Highlands boat sped back to Cable Beach, where he was taken to the Royal Perth Hospital.
The fisherman suffered bites on his forearm and hand in the attack.
Mr. Highlands is now recovering at home with his right arm bandaged and in a sling.
It was the second shark attack in Australia last week.
Mark Sanguinetti was fatally attacked by the 4.5-meter shark on Tuesday while he was surfing with friends off Tuncurry Beach near Forster on the central north coast of New South Wales.
The 59-year-old from Sydney tried desperately to warn others about the shark before he was bitten on his right thigh.
After the fatal attack, three friends dragged Mr. Sanguinetti ashore and began CPR with the help of bystanders, including an off-duty medic.
The father reportedly went into cardiac arrest due to significant blood loss and was pronounced dead on the scene.
“Dad was a really special soul,” said his daughters Bella and Jemima in a heartbreaking tribute.
“A kind, generous, thoughtful man, friend and father.
“He saw the light in every and every situation.”