Shocking moment a shark ‘lungs’ a boy, 8, as he returns to a boat with a coral trout on the Great Barrier Reef
- A boy who climbs into a boat after spearfishing is lunged by a shark
- The hunter was trying to kill the fish boy
- The boy is later shown unharmed from the close encounter
An eight-year-old boy had what appeared to be a shockingly close call with a shark when he climbed into a boat after spear fishing.
In a viral tick tock The video – which has been questioned by some on social media – shows a man asking the boy, Manny, what he brought back from the sea after fishing around Lady Musgrave Island off the coast of central Queensland.
Manny, who is holding a ladder at the back of the boat, lifts a large fish onto the diving platform and starts talking about a shark.
Young spear fisherman Manny hoists his fish onto the diving platform behind the boat
The shark then suddenly appears, lunges to pry the fish out of Manny’s hands, but hits the boy on the head and snaps into thin air.
According to the video maker, Manny escaped unharmed from the close encounter.
Manni said, ‘It felt like a little, a little pain in the chest but that’s it’. Nine News.
Asked if the random attack would stop him from diving, Manny said: ‘I’m going back’.
Not everyone was convinced the video was legit, though.
Moments after the fish was brought into the boat, a shark was seen jumping towards Manny
‘Looks like the shark is dead and someone is pushing it over the kid,’ one skeptic wrote in the comments.
A sequel to the video shows Manny showing off a fish he speared, though it appears to be different from the one he threw into the boat earlier.
Of course if the shark encounter had any ill effects Manny doesn’t show them as he picks up a big fish with a big smile.
The hunter emerges unscathed despite your face-to-face encounter with Manny
But the video maker was not too impressed.
‘It’s rubbish, the sh*ttest fish in the sea, why did you shoot it too?’ the man asks.
‘Cause it kept swimming at me, it didn’t stop, it was dumb just kept swimming at me like ‘come shoot me’ so I shot it,’ replied Manny.
‘You’re going to eat it yourself,’ says the filmmaker.
In the comments he later revealed that the milkfish was given to a local.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the video maker for further comment.
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