Great White Shark Attacks Man off Cape Cod

Shark sightings increase off Massachusetts coast.
3:00 | 08/01/12

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OFF CAPE COD, SMAUCHZ, THEY'RE SAYING IT FELT LIKE A REAL LIFE JAWS. A DAD HAD TO SWIM FOR HIS LIFE AFTER A HUGE SHARK AFTER THE SHARK ATTACKED. JOHN SCHRIFFEN REPORTS. Reporter: WHAT ENDED IN A RUSH FROM THE SURF AND FRANTIC 911 CALLS FROM THE SHORE. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? A SHARK ATTACK. HE'S BLEEDING AND WOUNDED. BEGAN AS A NORMAL SWIM IN THE OCEAN. J.J. SAID TO ME, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A SHARK ATTACKED US OUT HERE? AND THAT BEING THE FARTHEST THING FROM MY IMAGINATION, I SAID, WE'D BE HISTORY. THEN SUDDENLY LIKE A SCENE OUT OF JAWS, A MASSIVE SHARK ATTACKED OUT OF NOWHERE. I FELT LIKE I HAD BEEN GRABBED BY SOMETHING UNBELIEVABLY BIG AND STRONG. AND MY LEG WAS JUST STUCK. I KICKED AT IT WITH MY OTHER LEG. MY OTHER LEG WAS FREE AND I KICKED AT IT AND IT FREED ITS GRIP. I TURNED AROUND AND SAW THE SHARK SURFACE IN BETWEEN THE TWO OF US AND WE BOTH TOOK OFF FOR SHORE. HE WAS ON THE GROUND AND EVERYBODY WAS SURROUNDING HIM AND HE SAID TO ME, WELL, WE'RE NOT HISTORY. THE LAST TIME A WHITE SHARK BIT SOMEONE NEAR CAPE COD WAS 1936. LOOK AT THIS, THAT OMINOUS FIN BEHIND THAT KAYAKER. WE ASKED WHAT'S BEHIND THE NEW SWARMS THIS SUMMER? THE REASON THEY'RE COMING IN CLOSER, THERE ARE MORE SEALS IN THE AREA. SHARKS FEED ON SEALS AND NOT PEOPLE. Reporter: BUT EVEN THAT WON'T STOP THEM FROM GOING BACK IN THE WATER. YOU WOULD THINK THAT A SHARK ATTACK WOULD PRETTY WELL RUIN YOUR VACATION. YOU I THINK THE WAY WE LOOK AT IT IS HOW INCREDIBLY LUCKY WE WERE AND WHAT AN ADVENTURE AND WHAT A STORY TO TELL. JOHN SCHRIFFEN, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK CITY.

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