- Terry Selwood, 73, had a brush with death when confronted by a 200kg shark
- He was fishing offshore when the 2.7 metre great white jumped into his boat
- Knocked off his feet, Mr Selwood was left bloodied and face-to-face with shark
- ‘Next time I might find a crocodile to wrestle, to stay in the limelight,’ he joked
A 73-year-old fisherman has had a terrifying brush with death after a monster great white shark weighing 200 kilograms jumped out of the water and into his boat.
Terry Selwood, from Evans Head on the NSW north coast, was fishing at a bank just off shore over the weekend when he was confronted by the enormous man-eater.
He was knocked off his feet by the 2.7 metre-long beast, but was able to escape the potentially deadly position after finding himself face-to-face with the shark.
Managing to dial in local marine rescue volunteers with his radio, Mr Selwood was covered in blood with deep lacerations to his right forearm by the time help arrived.
‘(The shark) came right over the top of the motor and then dropped onto the floor,’ Mr Selwood told ABC on Monday.
The shocked fisherman was knocked off the esky he was sitting on and left sprawling on the floor of the boat directly next to the apex predator.
‘There I was on all fours and he’s looking at me and I’m looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn’t get out quick enough onto the gunwale,’ Mr Selwood said.
‘I was losing a fair amount of blood, I was stunned, I couldn’t register what happened and then I thought “oh my God, I’ve got to get out of here”.’ (Click to Article)