Won’t someone think of the photographer?
The world gave a collective sigh of relief when triple world champion surfer Mick Fanning and fellow Aussie surfer Julian Wilson were saved from a shark on the attack in South African swells earlier this week.
But it seems we all forget about the poor local surf photographer, who was 150 metres from the action, including the rescue jetski operators.
So, he was left to battle it out with the shark that JUST ATTACKED A LEGENDARY SURFER ALL ALONE.
“I saw the initial splash and Mick spin around and then I saw the fin slap at him. It took a couple seconds for my brain to engage and it was like, ‘Ok what is going on?’,” photographer Kelly Cestari told World Surf League.
“As Giggs, the beach commentator, started screaming, ‘GET TO MICK!’ I think I spun around to the boat and yelled, ‘Go get Mick, Go get Mick’. The boats and the jetskis had already taken off and were in full speed, which is their job, to get the guy in trouble.
“But I actually hung around for like maybe a minute thinking the jetskis would come back to me. Once I realized they were going in, it was time for me to swim in.”