‘I probably shouldn’t dive there again’: terrifying moment when tiger sharks circle a teenage boat off the coast of Broome and get a chunk out of a crocheted fish
- Will Burns, 16, was fishing at Gantheaume Point when he saw several sharks
- Mr Burns has taken pictures of the sharks circling his boat and biting his catch
- He was shocked to see sharks where he often went spearfishing
Frightening images show tiger sharks circling a small fishing boat off the coast of Broome before tearing off a piece of its catch.
Young fisherman Will Burns, 16, threw a line at Gantheaume Point, Western Australia, on Friday when he saw lurking predators.
Will told it Perth Now the sharks were about four meters long, about the same size as his boat.
In the images, the sharks – drawn by the blood of the crocheted fish – could be seen lurking beneath the surface before emerging and tearing chunks from its catch.
“I saw two other tigers and a smaller lemon shark coming in with the commotion,” he said.
Will said he had never seen sharks at Gantheaume Point, a spot where he has been spearfishing several times.
“My first thought was that I had been fishing in the same spot several times before and probably wouldn’t dive there again,” said Will.
“I probably shouldn’t dive there again.
16-year-old Will Burns was fishing off the coast of Gantheaume Point near Broome when he saw several sharks circling his boat and retrieving chunks from his catch (photo)
Another man was attacked and murdered last week by a suspected great white shark off the coast of Fraser Island.
Matthew Tratt, 36, was an underwater fisherman with his brother Rob Tratt when the huge shark tore his left leg and caused horrific injuries.
Mister Tratt was dragged out of the water to a few nearby rocks and was cared for by a nurse and doctor on duty but died on the spot.
Matthew Tratt (pictured right, with wife Kayla), 36, was attacked last week by a suspected great white shark on Fraser Island while spear-fishing with his brother