A terrifying moment when a woman in the Bahamas swims into the path of a curious six-foot shark that bumped into her as her son shouts, “Don’t worry, Mom!”
- Miami-based Iso Machado met a shark while on vacation in the Bahamas last week
- She was filmed slipping off a boat without noticing the predator lurking below
- Her son Anthony saw the shark and started screaming, “Don’t worry, Mom!”
- Machado remained calm even as the shark swam over and bumped into her
A woman’s boat trip from Miami in the Bahamas took a terrifying turn when she found herself swimming just inches away from a six-foot shark.
Iso Machado celebrated her birthday on a friend’s boat last Friday when she decided to ride an inflatable slide down into the pristine waters below.
Video captured by Machado’s son’s friend Kevan Sarota shows her cheers as she took the plunge and splashed into the sea.
That’s when a crew member on deck pointed to a dark figure in the water swimming straight to a blissfully unconscious Machado.
Her son, Anthony, then hears out, ‘Oh my god, oh my god, mom! Don’t panic, don’t panic! ‘
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Terrifying video shows Iso Machado swimming inches away from a shark in the Bahamas
Machado celebrated her birthday on a friend’s boat last Friday when she decided to ride an inflatable slide down into the pristine waters below. Video recorded by Machado’s son’s friend Kevan Sarota shows her cheers as she took the plunge and splashed into the sea
“Wait, this isn’t funny,” Anthony says, as his mother finally realizes that the huge shark was approaching her.
Sarota described the exciting encounter against Jam Press, recalling the panic that gripped the passengers on the boat.
He praised how Machado managed to stay calm even when the shark bumped into her.
“We were concerned and jumped in right away to make sure Iso was okay when it changed direction,” he said.
Sarota said they thought it was a nurse shark, but it was too far away to be sure.
Machado cheered as she splashed into the water without noticing the shark next to her
Machado’s son Anthony is heard shouting, “Oh my god, Mom! Don’t panic, don’t panic! ‘
He said Machado did not experience the same fear as the others on the boat.
“She was actually very happy and lucky to see one so close,” he said.
Sarota posted his video to Instagram, where it quickly garnered an impressive 3.4 million views.
Nurse sharks rarely attack humans but can lash out if they fear they will be attacked.
Machado’s ability to stay calm under pressure probably helped her put a more violent end to her encounter with the local wildlife.