Shark chases spear fisherman back to boat in Florida

Ben Hooper

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A spear fisherman off the coast of Florida captured video of his tense encounter with a shark that chased him back to his boat.

The video shows the spear fisherman in the water about 40 miles off the coast of Venice when a shark appears in the water nearby.


The fisherman keeps his spear trained on the shark as it swims in circles around him.

The footage shows the person keeping the ocean predator in sight as he makes his way back to his boat.

"The shark chased me all the way to the boat. This was my one moment of panic when I surfaced and didn't see the boat. That was a scary thought as I was 40 miles out being harassed by a shark with no boat in sight," the man wrote.

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