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    UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare.

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    papa_umau
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    UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 23 Oct 2017, 11:22 am

    A British diver says he swam 7.5km (4.5 miles) to safety off the coast of Australia after losing sight of his boat and being "followed" by a shark.

    John Craig, 34, had been spear-fishing underwater in Western Australia on Friday when he surfaced and could not see the boat, being crewed by a friend.

    Mr Craig said he noticed a shark as he called and splashed for help.

    He then began a long swim back to shore before reaching land and walking for another 30 minutes until he was seen.

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    What I wonder about is: Why did the diver's boat disappear, and where did it go ?


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    Re: UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12:19 pm

    In another report they said that his boat had drifted away with engine trouble.

    Still, it is hard to see that it might drift away so far that the diver could not see it when he surfaced.

    The whole thing sounds "fishy" to me.
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    Re: UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 27 Oct 2017, 11:23 am

    "Fishy" Zathrus.

    I like that. Twisted Evil

    Still a good story though.


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    Re: UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 28 Oct 2017, 12:33 pm

    If the story is true, I cannot imagine why that shark did not take a bite out of the diver's flippers, as it could swim much faster than he ever could.
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    Re: UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 29 Oct 2017, 11:40 am

    Interesting point Angie.


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