Courageous moment man jumps into the water with a great white shark – as packs of the maneaters are seen feasting on a whale carcass nearby
- Footage has been captured of a man swimming with a great white shark
- The clip was uploaded to social media on Tuesday, receiving 260 comments
- In the same area on the New South Wales coast a whale carcass washed ashore
- Comments on the video were mixed as to whether the man was brave or stupid
The unbelievable moment a man jumps into the water with a great white shark on the southern New South Wales coast has been captured on video.
The video was uploaded to social media on Tuesday by Trapman Bermagui and has received over 260 comments less than a day.
‘Tathra today. Some bloke swimming with a Great White Shark!’ the caption to the post reads.
In the video a man wearing only boardshorts, a snorkel, and carrying a speargun can be seen swimming through the water near a jetty – moments after a great white shark can be seen gliding through the water.
‘Dunno what bite would be worse, the cold bite of the water this time of year or the shark. . . Put a wetty on bro!’ one commenter said.
‘Either really brave or really stupid,’ another said.
A juvenile humpback was found in the same area washed up on rocks at Tathra Beach on the Sapphire Coast on Monday.
People have been warned to stay out of the water even after the whale carcass was removed.
Removing the body was difficult because there were sharks in the area and spectators wanted to watch the operation, a Bega Valley Shire Council spokesman told AAP in a statement.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service and NSW Department of Primary Industries helped the council remove the whale on Tuesday.
The whale will be disposed of at a licensed waste facility.
Tathra Beach will remain closed until at least Thursday although the wharf is expected to re-open later on Tuesday.
The unbelievable moment a man jumps into the water with a great white shark on the southern New South Wales coast has been captured on video
People were urged to stay out of the water until the sharks disperse, the council spokesman said.
‘Unfortunately, it is not uncommon that some young whales are unable to make the long journey to their Antarctic feeding grounds,’ the spokesman said.
The council expects about 35,000 humpback whales to pass the Sapphire Coast this migration season.