Wrestling with a tiger shark

By Guido Trombetta on 8:37 PM

Photo by D.J. Struntz/Barcroft Media

This is an adventure I relly wouldn't like to live...
Craig Clasen was hunting yellow fin tuna with fellow fisherman Cameron Kirkconnell, photographer D.J Struntz and film maker Ryan McInnis in the Gulf of Mexico when a threatening 12ft tiger shark approached. It started immediately to behave in an aggressive way circling around Ryan McInnis, getting tighter and tighter and just trying to get a back angle on them.
Craig Clasen decided to intervene immediately to protect his friend, plunging a knife in again and again. For two hours he wrestled with the giant, spearing it seven times, even drowning the beast before eventually finishing it off with a long knife. It was just autodefense explained Mr Clasen: "This was one of the most remorseful moments I have ever had in all of my years in hunting, gathering and fishing"

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Photo by D.J. Struntz/Barcroft Media

Photo by D.J. Struntz/Barcroft Media

Photo by D.J. Struntz/Barcroft Media