A 22 year old student was out spear fishing in murky water when he was suddenly attacked by a great white shark.
“I was diving off the coast of Santa Barbara at Refugio Point when I was hit in the back, I thought it was my friends playing a joke on me. I lost grip of my speargun which I quickly retrieved and then it hit me. A HUGE great white which was at least 12ft long attacked me from the left side. It quickly circled around me and I used my speargun to keep it away.”
Luckily this is the only injury: