Story By: James King, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the shocking moment a surfer is attacked by a shark that leaps out of the water and bites of part of his foot while he parasails in the Red Sea.
The footage shows the tandem paraglider, who is a 37-year-old Jordanian man, hovering above the water when the shark suddenly emerges and bites him on the leg.
The man, who was badly injured in the attack in Aqaba, was taken to the Prince Hashem Military Hospital, where he had an operation on his injured right foot and his condition was described as stable.
The injured man apparently had several tendons in his foot severed and the muscle torn, as well as missing part of the rear of his foot and having several broken bones
Mohammad Qatawneh from the Aqaba International Dive Centre told local media that although shocking, attacks by sharks in the Gulf of Aqaba are rare.
He told Jordan News: “The shark attack garnered a lot of media attention. Truthfully, it scared a lot of people, but this is something that can take place anywhere.
“In Karak, for example, there are snakes and scorpions, but in the end, they’re not dangerous enough to scare people away.
“I’ve been diving for 20 years and this is the first time I’ve heard of a shark attack.”