On Sunday September 21, a surfer was seen being chased by a 3-meter long white shark. Only the people who were present at the scene could depict the eeriness of the scene until new images appeared showing the close encounter of Andy Johnson with a white shark at West Beach.
Even Andy had no idea of how close and how big the shark was before he saw these images, which were clicked by Frits de Bruyn, a Tasmanian tourist. The photographs were seen on De Bruyn’s Facebook profile claiming him as hailing from the Tasmanian town of Longford.
However, the lucky surfer’s statement said that he did listen to the honking horns of the cars, who tried to warn the surfers, and decided to stay in the water when all other surfers had fled to nearby reefs. His attitude is like “When your number is up, your number is up”. He is very sure that the shark did not pose any threat at all, however, the images show him paddling towards the shore when it really came around him.
Well, another surfer Sean Pollard wasn’t so lucky when he was attacked by a shark at nearby Wylie Bay, east of Esperance two weeks later on October 2. He had lost his left forearm and his other hand at the wrist. Anyway, we are posting the pictures for you decide what the surfer escaped that day.