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Woman swims into path of curious eight-foot shark in the Bahamas

Terrifying moment woman in the Bahamas swims into the path of a curious eight-foot SHARK that bumped into her as her son yells: ‘Don’t freak out mom!’

  • Iso Machado of Miami had a close encounter with a shark while vacationing in the Bahamas last week
  • She was filmed sliding off of a boat without noticing the predator lurking below
  • Her son Anthony spotted the shark and began shouting: ‘Don’t freak out mom!’ 
  • Machado stayed calm even as the shark swam toward her and bumped into her

A Miami woman’s boating trip in the Bahamas took a terrifying turn when she found herself swimming just inches away from an eight-foot shark.

Iso Machado was celebrating her birthday on a friend’s boat last Friday in the when she decided to ride an inflatable slide down into the pristine waters below.  

Video recorded by Machado’s son’s friend Kevan Sarota shows her cheering as she took the plunge and splashed into the sea. 

That’s when a crew member on deck pointed out a dark figure in the water that was swimming right toward a blissfully unaware Machado. 

Her son, Anthony, is then heard calling out: ‘Oh my god, oh my god, Mom! Don’t freak out, don’t freak out!’ 

 

Terrifying video shows Iso Machado swimming inches away from a shark in the Bahamas

Machado was celebrating her birthday on a friend's boat last Friday in the when she decided to ride an inflatable slide down into the pristine waters below

Video recorded by Machado's son's friend Kevan Sarota shows her cheering as she took the plunge and splashed into the sea

Machado was celebrating her birthday on a friend’s boat last Friday in the when she decided to ride an inflatable slide down into the pristine waters below. Video recorded by Machado’s son’s friend Kevan Sarota shows her cheering as she took the plunge and splashed into the sea

‘Wait, this isn’t funny,’ Anthony says as his mom finally realizes that the massive shark was closing in on her.    

Sarota described the electrifying encounter to Jam Press, recalling the panic that gripped the passengers still on the boat.  

He praised how Machado managed to remain calm even when the shark bumped into her.  

‘We were worried and immediately jumped in to make sure Iso was okay when it changed directions,’ he said. 

Sarota said they believe the it was a Nurse shark, but it was too far away to tell for sure. 

Machado cheered as she splashed into the water without noticing the shark next to her

Machado cheered as she splashed into the water without noticing the shark next to her

Machado's son Anthony is heard calling out: 'Oh my god, Mom! Don't freak out, don't freak out!'

Machado’s son Anthony is heard calling out: ‘Oh my god, Mom! Don’t freak out, don’t freak out!’

He said that Machado didn’t experience the same fear as the others on the boat.   

‘She was actually really happy and felt lucky to see one so close,’ he said.  

Sarota posted his video on Instagram, where it quickly racked up an impressive 3.4 million views. 

Nurse sharks rarely attack humans, but can lash out when they fear they’re being attacked. 

Machado’s ability to stay calm under pressure likely helped her avoid a more violent end to her meeting with the local wildlife. 



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