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Video: six of the most terrifying shark attacks caught on camera

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Boca Chica, Florida Keys

July 23-30 this year marks much-anticipated Shark Week, which celebrates these divisive creatures. Here is a round up of some of the most shocking attacks caught on camera in recent years:

1. A shark attacks a diver spearfishing in Florida

Parker Simpson was spearfishing near Middle Sambo Reef off Boca Chica in Florida Keys and had a lucky escape when a shark attacked him and his fellow diver in June 2017.

"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 writes on his medical bills fundraising page. "Justyn went back down for my gun and actually shoved it in the shark's mouth like a bad**s! The shark then took it straight to the bottom while we rushed back to the boat and safety."

The shark attacked both of Simpson's fins and took a chunk out of his leg, ripping through skin, fat tissue, muscle, muscle sheath, and his tibial artery, which caused him to lose nearly a litre of blood.

The pair rushed back to the boat where Simpson received first aid. He was then whisked to the emergency room to receive 56 stitches.

Video courtesy of Youtube.com / Over The Edge

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