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06/07/2017 10:32 am ET

'Get My Gun!' Spear Fisherman Films Surprise Shark Attack Off Florida Keys

"The shark kept coming at us,” Parker Simpson recalled after the animal bit him on the leg.

A spear fisherman diving in the Florida Keys went from being the hunter to being the hunted, dramatic video footage shows.

Parker Simpson was swimming off Boca Chica Key with a fish in his hand on Sunday when an estimated 8-foot reef shark appeared, charging at him from out of the blue.

“This shark came out of nowhere,” Parker wrote in a description on YouTube. “He first went at my dive buddy Justyn but immediately turned toward me.”

A spear fisherman filmed a shark attacking him off the Florida Keys over the weekend.
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A spear fisherman filmed a shark attacking him off the Florida Keys over the weekend.

The video shows the shark lunging at Simpson’s feet, taking a bite out of his leg and tearing his flipper.

“I assumed he was trying to steal the black grouper I was holding. But after I lost the grouper and watched it swim to the bottom, the shark kept coming at us,” Simpson wrote.

Once breaching the surface, Simpson cries out: “Justyn, get my gun! Get my gun! I have a chunk out of my leg.”

Fortunately, the attack ended almost as soon as it began ― though it did leave Simpson with a pretty nasty wound on his leg that cost him more than a liter of blood, he said.

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