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Video: Drone operator helps rescue fisherman he noticed being attacked by a shark: Digital Pictures Assessment


Matt Woods was enjoyable on his balcony in Bondi Seaside, Australia, when he determined to launch his DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone and seize some footage. To his horror, he found a lone spear fisherman within the water utilizing a speargun to keep at bay an aggressive mako shark. The ordeal lasted half-hour, till assist arrived.

Woods, 36, took off from his beachside balcony round 4:00 pm. He anticipated to seize some scenic footage of the swimmers and surfers that frequent the seaside every day. Often he would spot whales however up till that second, he hadn’t witnessed a shark.

‘I noticed the shark right away as there was an enormous bait ball of fish and as I received nearer I may see it was additionally circling the diver within the water,’ Woods revealed to the UK’s Every day Mail. ‘The diver was fending the shark off and poking it together with his spear gun. The shark then went after his float that’s hooked up to the diver. He was charging it and making an attempt to chunk it, thrashing it about.’

As a substitute of being a helpless bystander, Woods took motion. He grabbed his girlfriend’s mobile phone and alerted close by lifeguards to the conundrum earlier than he resumed filming the battle. After clearing swimmers near the shore from the water, lifeguards arrived to the scene on jet skis to rescue the beleaguered swimmer – roughly half-hour after Woods’ preliminary telephone name.

This grainy picture reveals the fisherman utilizing his spear to fend off the aggressive, predatory shark.

‘I felt as if we helped as greatest we may,’ he revealed. ‘We received on the telephone to the lifeguards right away… whereas I stayed over the shark on my drone the entire time so we may information them in. I used to be fairly pleased as soon as the lifeguard got here out and I may see the diver had managed to scramble onto the rocks and reef.’

Woods went out to the scene after the ordeal and tried to find the diver and present him the footage. He wasn’t capable of finding him. Whereas there have solely been 9 recorded assaults from mako sharks on people, since 1580, consultants say the sharks are typically drawn to fishermen, specifically, in the event that they’re carrying lifeless fish.

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