Friday, May 20, 2016
Shark horror as diver surfaces to find he's alone and surrounded in real life Open
Nightmare footage shows spearfisher Randy Fales in a real-life version of the blockbuster horror film Open Water.The movie tells the tale of two scuba-diving holiday makers, who surface to find their charter boat has left without them. But it was a story that became all too real for Randy, who went diving 17 miles off the Florida coast on Sunday.Video captured by Randy's GoPro captures the moment he surfaces to find no trace of his boat in any direction.He frantically blows his whistle and raises his diving gear over his head, but nobody is there to hear him.Then he looks down to find he is being stalked by sharks, including one 16-foot monster prowling just a few feet away.Before descending for his 30-minute dive, Randy had tied a makeshift anchor to the boat and dropped it onto the reef below.However, when he returned from the depths, he realised that the anchor had drifted off the reef – no doubt dragging the boat with it.Mr Fales said: "That's not exactly an exciting feeling, you know, to realise there's no boat in the area."I was pretty confident there might be other boats in the area because it's a fairly common fishing area. I did see a boat after almost 20 minutes."But when the vessel anchored a mile away and Randy tried to swim to it, the shark continued to dog him, getting closer and closer.