Surfer punches shark in face to escape attack

Charlie Frye, 25, was left with puncture wounds after he punched a shark in its face when it tore into him on a surfing trip.
2:17 | 11/14/17

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Back now with that fierce surfer who survived a shark attack by punching the shark in the face and making his escape. T.J. Holmes has this -- Already, George. You look like you're ready to pump a shark in the face. First things first he was surfing in an area of the beach known as shark tower and a shark showed up. What does he do? He says, come on, bring it on and he goes Manny Pacquiao on this shark but says he was inspired by another surfer who famously fought off a shark two years ago. 25-year-old Charlie Frye has a story to tell this morning. After a shark tore into him on a surfing trip leaving these puncture wounds. I felt like a hand grabbing me like shaking me. I thought I was going to die so you're about to be eaten alive by a shark. Reporter: As the shark came after him, he could evenly think of one thing. This guy, Australian surf champion Mick fanning who fought off a shark attack at a surfing championship in South Africa. Fanning punched the shark in the face so Charlie decided to do the same. It just went for my shoulder, got a big thud and I saw a shark's head come out of the water with its teeth and I just punched it in the face. The British doctor and amateur surfer says if they ever meet he owes Mick a beer. My friends said would you take a shark bite to have a flesh wound if you don't lose any limbs. Yeah, I would. You should see the shark, though. Look, he said he called his mom. He does what many of us do when you get in trouble, you do something, you call and say, look, I'm okay, but he sd that's how he told the story to his parents. How big was the shark. Five to six feet. They saw a ten-footer in the area later but five or six feet. A hashark is a shark. Proud of the wounds. Please know for information there are only about 80 shark encounters a year in the world, six to eight deaths in the world so this is absolutely rare but I'm sure it's terrifying to go through it, even five seconds. Thank you, T.J. You got it. You really enjoyed this,

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