GoPro captures diver's frightening encounter with great white shark off Santa Barbara coast

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An up-close video shows a diver's frightening encounter with a shark just off the Santa Barbara coast. (KTRK)

An up-close video shows a diver's frightening encounter with a shark just off the Santa Barbara coast.

Tyler McQuillen had his GoPro camera attached to his spear gun as he swam out from the beach. He soon felt a sudden tug and then saw one of his flippers go right past him.

The 22-year-old quickly realized he had just been bitten by a shark. McQuillen retrieved his spear gun and within moments, the shark came at him again.

After a few more moments, the shark came into view once more. That's when the diver noticed it was a great white.

McQuillen jabbed it with his spear gun and then quickly retreated from the scene.

The young swimmer posted a photo to social media, which shows the bite mark across two of his toes.

Source: Tyler McQuillen



He said the experience was terrifying, but when he heals, he plans to go into the ocean again.

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