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The three teenagers were stranded on a reef in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia after being attacked by a bronze whale shark (photo)

Terrifying moment teens come inches from the disaster as six sharks circle them after they get stuck on a reef while they are spears

  • Group of teenagers stranded on reef for two hours after being encircled by sharks
  • Trio was spear fishing when a bronze whaler attacked one of the boys
  • Volunteers from the maritime rescue team were able to bring the boys back to the coast
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A group of teenagers were only a few centimeters away from the disaster after six sharks circled around them – leaving them on a reef for nearly two hours.

Jedd Falloon, 16, and his friends Toby Howe, 16, and Emilio Gianfrancesco, 17, spearfishing in Hamelin Bay in Western Australia on Sunday when a bronze whaler leaked out at them.

While the three desperately climbed the reef, they were shocked when they approached another five sharks on the rocks.

The three teenagers were stranded on a reef in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia after being attacked by a bronze whale shark (photo)

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The three teenagers were stranded on a reef in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia after being attacked by a bronze whale shark (photo)

The group had just caught a big fish before they saw one of the sharks swimming straight at them.

& # 39; Out of nowhere this shark just came through at 100 miles per hour and hit Emilio and then almost headed straight for me, & # 39; Jedd told Nine News.

& (39) (They were) circling around the reef, they would not stop. Just round and round. It was wild. & # 39;

The trio climbed on the nearby rocks after a bronze whaler swam directly into 17-year-old Emilio (pictured from left to right: Jedd Falloon, Toby Howe and Emilio Gianfrancesco)

The trio climbed on the nearby rocks after a bronze whaler swam directly into 17-year-old Emilio (pictured from left to right: Jedd Falloon, Toby Howe and Emilio Gianfrancesco)

The trio climbed on the nearby rocks after a bronze whaler swam directly into 17-year-old Emilio (pictured from left to right: Jedd Falloon, Toby Howe and Emilio Gianfrancesco)

After the trio climbed the nearby rocks, they warned Jedd's girlfriend who was standing on the beach.

Bronze whale sharks

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Bronze whale sharks are found in waters in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

They can reach a length of up to 3.3 meters

Bronze whalers may be known to attack people when food is nearby

One person died after being attacked in 2011 by a bronze whaler in Bunker Bay, Western Australia

A Westpac helicopter arrived on the scene before a team of Augusta Marine Rescue volunteers came to the rescue of the boy.

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The trio sat deep in the water on the reef by the time the boat arrived before being brought back to shore.

& # 39; Without them we would probably still be stuck there, & # 39; said Jedd.

Despite the ordeal, the spear fishermen said it would not stop them from entering the water again.

Augusta Marine Rescue team volunteers managed to bring the boys back to the coast (photo)

Augusta Marine Rescue team volunteers managed to bring the boys back to the coast (photo)

Augusta Marine Rescue team volunteers managed to bring the boys back to the coast (photo)

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