In a shocking incident, a man was attacked by a shark while he was paragliding in Aqaba. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media.
In a shocking incident, a man was attacked by a shark while he was paragliding. In the video, a 37-year-old Jordanian man was hovering above the water when the shark leaps out of water and bites him on the leg in Aqaba, Jordan. It was reported the man has lost the back part of his foot, several tendons and was left with torn muscles and broken bones.
Man attacked by shark in Aqaba
The video uploaded by Twitter user Beyrouth007 shows a man paragliding above the water when suddenly a shark emerges. As soon as the man touches the water, the shark bites him on his leg. After the attack, the shark flies through the water and the victim glides back into the air. Watch the video here:
Following the attack, the man was taken to Prince Hashem Military Hospital in Port city, where doctors operated on his right foot, reported Jordan News. It is reported that the condition of man is stable. Mohammad Qatawneh from the Aqaba International Dive Center told Jordan News that attacks in the Gulf of Aqaba are rare. He added that he has been diving for the last two decades but it is the first time, he has heard of a shark attack.
Since being shared on Twitter, the video has managed to gather 3.6 views and several reactions. Netizens, baffled by the attack took to the comments section to share their views. One user commented, “This is how you go on holiday and you are bitten by a shark. Ok, it happens. But that they record it vertically would really piss you off.” Another user commented, “Sad but it could be way worse … lucky guy at last !!!”. Check out some user reactions.
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