This is the heartbreaking moment when a fisherman is attacked by a tiger shark while out at sea in his kayak.
Footage shows the shark attacking Scott Haraguchi’s kayak off the coast of Windward Oahu Hawaii.
But the thoughtful Mr. Haraguchi manages to scare the shark away using his foot.
“(I) didn’t realize I took my left foot out of the water to prepare for impact and actually pushed the shark’s head off with it,” he said.
“If you asked me to do it again, even without the shark, I don’t think I would have that flexibility.”
He continued: ‘An injured and disabled seal was seen half an hour after the shark attacked me.
“I think the shark may have hurt the seal, and it was waiting for it to die, and it came back and mistook me for the seal.”
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There have been four shark attacks off the island’s coast so far in 2023, according to data from Hawaii’s Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR).
In April, a 58-year-old man was attacked and sustained serious injuries while surfing off the coast near the island’s capital, Honolulu.
There were also two attacks on the same day in March involving beachgoers at Anaehoomalu and Papohaku Beach.
In February, a person on an inflatable paddleboard near Kihei saw part of the board bitten by a shark.
There have been eight attacks in 2022, according to DAR.