Ervin Maccarty jumped into the waters off Florida to help a fellow fisherman when something came at him…a shark.
“The shark hit me hard. It knocked the breath out of me so I had to get up for air but I felt the shark biting and trying to tear me open,” he remembers. “It wouldn’t let go so I had to hold it tight with both hands so it wouldn’t rip me open and I had to get up for air with the shark pulling me down.”
Multiple people tried to pry the animal off Maccarty, but the shark didn’t budge. Eventually, the shark’s jaw had to be cut off in order to save its victim.