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Great White Shark Attacks Fishing Boat Off Santa Cruz Coast

September 5, 2019


A GREAT WHITE SHARK CHOMPS DOWN ON A FISHING BOAT OFF THE COAST OF CAPITOLA. REPORTER FELIX CORTEZ TALKED TO THE EXPERIENCED FISHERMAN… WHO HAD NEVER BEFORE SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. WARNING SIGNS ARE BEING POSTED, SWIMMERS AND SUFERS ARE BEING ASKED TO GO IN THE WATER IN PAIRS — AND BE EXTRA AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS.

100 Comments

  • Reply Shawn Statzer March 27, 2018 at 10:13 am

    I do not have to swim fast, I just have to swim faster than the left nut that got in the water with me

  • Reply Internet Now April 2, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    swim near fat children

  • Reply Mehitabel April 4, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    "Recreational fisherman" says it all. When "recreation" involves killing animals — ANY animals — you kinda deserve whatever you get.

  • Reply Sandra Coan April 13, 2018 at 1:38 am

    No thanks. Not going be a sharks dinner 😄😄😄😄

  • Reply jimforjzs777 April 13, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    It was the rap music
    ..

  • Reply Scott Corwin April 13, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Same as hiking in bear country. Be sure to go in pairs, and it’s best to go with someone you can out run.

  • Reply karen doyle April 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Most stupid advice…swim in pairs?????
    Hahahahah we offer a deal meal, two for the price of one……..
    Seriously?

  • Reply Connie Pratt April 14, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    No!…NO!…OH, HELL NO!
    😨

  • Reply The Astrological Buddhist April 15, 2018 at 4:16 am

    Lol they always call large great whites male… the females are the largest.

  • Reply Randy Hutchinson April 15, 2018 at 7:25 am

    next on eyewitless news at 5, a shark, attacks an island, LIVE!!!

  • Reply Robert Peter April 15, 2018 at 9:32 am

    They say there are 35ft long sharks found. Mandela effect, "we're gonna need a bigger boat!"..??

  • Reply Darren Martin April 16, 2018 at 4:02 am

    Pfft , thats not a shark . This , is a shark https://youtu.be/gkiYmbB_K-k

  • Reply Alan Goodwin April 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    So I only have to out swim my buddy, not the shark. 😬

  • Reply William Franco April 16, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Swim in pairs in case Mr. Great White is really hungry!! Lmao

  • Reply FLICKOFF1000 April 16, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Ya swim in pairs so the shark gets a double big mack for the price one a single!

  • Reply Crown Commando April 16, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Shark that needs glasses?

  • Reply Andromeda 1 April 17, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Because the boat look like a seal after all. haha.
    If they're hungry they eat what ever is there.

  • Reply Voklst Westie April 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    That lil dinghy boat is not 'ocean worthy' keep baiting/chuming for those sharks….

  • Reply American Nobody April 17, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    If he wasn't an old guy, he would have had it on video! A younger person would've probably had a video going from the time they woke up!

  • Reply American Nobody April 17, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    It is better with a friend, because that way you don't have to outswim the shark, just your buddy! Its like being in the woods with someone, and you come across an angry bear! You don't have to outrun the bear, just the other person!

  • Reply Glitter April 17, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Wish the shark would have eaten these losers.

  • Reply Adrian Lingard April 17, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    In pairs and if one of you is fat, the skinny person can hide behind them, they love blubber!

  • Reply Teddles Peddles April 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Hum? Just got a idea, I'll take my ex out fishing next week. 😁😁😁

  • Reply App Dev April 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    A fisher mans story "It was that wide"

  • Reply funitude April 19, 2018 at 7:58 am

    unprofessional whore, so under dressed

  • Reply House of Solomon April 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

    🤢

  • Reply Mike CorLeoné April 20, 2018 at 6:13 am

    And people ask why I won’t buy an inflatable boat… here’s your sign..

  • Reply Ben Thare April 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    The radiation is making them insane.

  • Reply varanid9 April 22, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Obviously, this shark has successfully done it before.

  • Reply Mike Bockey April 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    25, three tons of ‘im

  • Reply Renee sikes April 23, 2018 at 11:10 am

    it should actually be a three person buddy system….swimming in th oceans,ringing dinner bells to th sharks. You start with an appetizer(buddy #1), then your main course(buddy #2) YOU being th desert (lets call you cheese-cake) have much better odds, you just gota out swim th appetizer and th main course and hope he's too full for his desert and decides to take it to-go so…..SWIM CHEESECAKE SWIM !!!

  • Reply sarah cowell April 24, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Imagine if you were in a kayak ?

  • Reply sarah cowell April 24, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Don't go swimming and kayaking or in a Small boat i live in australia so we no about shark attacks…..
    wtf swim in pairs? What's that gunna do more food for the sharks

  • Reply Armed and Dangerous April 24, 2018 at 3:59 am

    "Swimmers and surfers are being asked to go into the water in pairs"" yes so you can wave two sirloin steaks in front of the sharks instead of one.

  • Reply photojones1 April 25, 2018 at 12:26 am

    That's not a great white shark tooth.

  • Reply Mitchell Krouth April 25, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Hey just wanted a little taste

  • Reply Charles Lee Ray April 26, 2018 at 4:17 am

    rare! my ass

  • Reply Sam April 26, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Asked to enter the water in pairs just in case the shark is very hungry

  • Reply AnnWith APlan April 27, 2018 at 2:52 am

    I used to live there and visited those beaches often, but never went into the waters.

  • Reply Lukino Gym May 1, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Fake
    ANYONE could make that story
    Without evidence is still a FAKE

  • Reply jsilence418 May 4, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Attacks happen but they are rare???? so you still may get your ass bitten off? i wonder if Sharks pay attention to statistics ?

  • Reply Kel4everSmiles May 6, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Yup here we go again. Another dumb thing said by another dumb human.."Go in pairs"..Aweite makes a load of sense to me..surrrrrrre, wink.. Thanx Bucko for the mighty fine survival tip of the week when it comes to a 15 FOOT GREAT WHITE THAT WEIGHS A TON !

  • Reply lillie vinn May 6, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I had a shart attack buy just watching this

  • Reply Von Milash May 9, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Swim in pairs because the sharks were just given a two for one coupon… With no expiration date.

  • Reply NO TABOOS May 9, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Nobody except Americans knows how long a foot is any more.

  • Reply Bill Barnfappel May 10, 2018 at 2:24 am

    that shrak is a pussy

  • Reply Joseph Stewart May 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Is that the news lady nipples?

  • Reply ViVi the lazy July 28, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    at least there in a better place now

  • Reply rsy427 November 3, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Too bad for the shark, he missed a dinner

  • Reply Forward Observer November 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Capitola is where Dr. Christine Ford surfs all the time. You think she’d be able to handle a fumbling teenage advance.

  • Reply Mark Foran November 7, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Why was the fisherman that was “attacked” wearing a T shirt for the palegic shark research that is discussed and interviewed in the story? 🤔
    Something fishy about this story.

  • Reply Douglas Street November 15, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Trespassing, the ocean is it's home.

  • Reply Dee Marie Dubois November 17, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Yes definitely go in pairs but chose your fattest friend to go in with you. Good chance shark is going to pick the chunky one.

  • Reply Maiku Tsukino November 21, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Yes, swim in pairs. That way you can swim to safety as the shark eats your friend. It's a numbers thing.

  • Reply DLN1234 November 23, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    He was fishing for Squid ? That's shark food hence the aggressive behaviour ; the guy was in the sharks kitchen stealing food. 
    It's ok though people are being told to swim in pairs; sounds like 2 for 1 to me for the shark !

  • Reply john smith December 2, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Make sure you can swim faster than your buddy.

  • Reply Specialized 29er December 3, 2018 at 9:59 am

    swimming with a buddy is best cause you don't need to out swim the shark you only need to out-swim your buddy

  • Reply jeannine grant January 2, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Keep a shotgun with deer slugs on board

  • Reply Steve McIlroy January 8, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Always swim in pairs, One can be the starter, and the second person the main meal.

  • Reply L. fer Aris January 9, 2019 at 3:01 am

    You know what this happens because of the human disturbing,,and the intervention in the normal life of the marins world ,,,men never know when give up ,,,son of a bitch,,, I hope one day every man in the ocean that kill and disturb underwater animals ,,,die and be eaten by sharks ,,orcas ,,bears ,,, squirts,,

  • Reply Spike Baddachino January 9, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Well, being in that teeny, weeny boat, I do bet that you felt a bit frightened….

  • Reply solitaire73 January 9, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    super reportage …
    minable comme d’habitude

  • Reply David Carruthers January 11, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Hmmm…he "needs a bigger boat", heard that in a movie one time…..why would anyone in there right mind go out in the ocean in a little POS boat like that ?

  • Reply Marilyn Mclean January 13, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Great Whites are really good at acclimating to the California coastal waters. They are in a target rich environment for food supply. Common sense tells you that swimming off of the coast is dangerous so I recommend taking your friend to a swimming pool where there are noooo great whites to be seen or that will rock the boat (so to speak)…

  • Reply Michael Norton January 15, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Someone's going to get a big bite of a shark

  • Reply oldschooldiy January 15, 2019 at 5:54 am

    HAHAHA Freaking caliphony! "A quarter mile offshore…" that's only 1,280 feet! 15 seconds in a car doing 60 mph! And no shark warning!! It's caliphony, so maybe snowflakes don't swim?

  • Reply Tony Ofarrell January 16, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Click bait, no action

  • Reply Joe Schlotthauer January 16, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    If you don't want to be bitten by a shark
    Don't go into the ocean…

  • Reply Hardworking American January 17, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Yeah swim in pairs , 2 for the price of 1 . Watch your buddy get shredded to death and wait you're next . No thanks .

  • Reply ricardo morales January 17, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    JAJAJA STUPID WHITE TRASH?

  • Reply meow meow January 17, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    "It happened a 1/4 mile off shore"… and it would take them approximately how long to swim that far? 30 seconds?

    So as long as you aren't in the fishing boat you are safe..

  • Reply Joe Snelson January 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Go in pairs and make sure your buddy swims slower than you.

  • Reply Loco Brodie January 19, 2019 at 4:09 am

    Your gonna need a bigger boat!

  • Reply debbiemacd January 19, 2019 at 10:51 am

    If a great White hit you like that it must have thought you were a seal, a sea lion, or food of some kind. They attack their food from below, they go deep and use all their strength and hit hard from underneath you. They’ll breech even. Unlike Bull Sharks, they’ll just bump into you and take a bite lol

  • Reply debbiemacd January 19, 2019 at 10:54 am

    And why swim in pairs? Is the shark bringing it’s twin?

  • Reply Tessa Polancos January 19, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    The shark was just looking for a playmate..
    if he'd jump in the water it would've alright…

  • Reply realpqleur January 20, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Poor humans. Can someone crossbreed a great white and a saltwater croc? Wouldn't be no snowflakes out there picking up litter because there wouldn't be any more litter.

  • Reply Todd Eden January 20, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Oh. No. It’s January 18th, 2019, and there’s people who think Great White Sharks are safe to swim with. The bigger, and older means more relaxed, and docile. These people claim they can predict if the sharks are aggressive. Jesus.

  • Reply alisha Dawn January 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    what dummy fishes in a little boat on the ocean wow u know why it's rare people dont live yo report it yeah go in the water in pairs a shark cant just eat 1 lol

  • Reply elohim soldier January 20, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    More bs not worthy of being on the bs news

  • Reply Greg b January 20, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Why in pairs? Is that guy on our team or is he team shark??

  • Reply Emil Wharton January 21, 2019 at 2:19 am

    No such thing as a white shark. Sharks are gray in color. No such thing as a white shark, much less a great one. You white scums are so full of shit. Might as well call BLACK BEARS, THE GREAT BLACK BEAR, OR LIONS THE GREAT BROWN LION. You whities are so full of shit. We all know what's on your mind. LMFAO.

  • Reply Monique Marilyn January 21, 2019 at 7:10 am

    That's fucking horrifying because what if he didn't have is bearings and got knocked out of the boat which is more than probable what the shark was trying to accomplish. Personally I find nothing more beautiful yet equally as terrifying as our world's oceans!

  • Reply Nick Hammer January 21, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    Were going to need a bigger boat !

  • Reply Jwebb0230 January 21, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Why are shark attacks always “rare”??

    News outlet: A 7 year old boy was mauled to death by a shark Sunday evening. Experts say this is rare

    2 months later: A 27 year old swimmer had his arm bitten off on the coast of…..
    Experts say this is “rare”.
    Stfu. Seriously.

  • Reply Jwebb0230 January 21, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Experts say the shark mistook the boat for a catalytic converter

  • Reply Chuck Finley January 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    By swimmers going in pairs the sharks will have twice as much to eat. Great idea to feed the sharks!

  • Reply Susanna Billson January 22, 2019 at 2:17 am

    Once you enter the Sharks-Zone…You become a Delicious German Chocolate cake 😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋…

  • Reply Jimmy Christo January 22, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Pack heat.

  • Reply Open Eyes January 22, 2019 at 7:35 am

    i don't know what ya all want, you go in his home!
    when he would come to our home WE also would kill him or?
    so people get your brains started

  • Reply Todd Whyte January 23, 2019 at 11:38 am

    It knows that if it hits a boat/kayak/jet ski like that, then it can throw a person into the water for a feed.

  • Reply Alan Josip N January 29, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Your boat is the colour of a SEAL! Paint it green. I believe that green repels them. Someone did research years ago with colours..I'm sure green was 'safest'. But yours is the EXACT colour of a seal. And the way it attacked you is exactly how they hunt seals; from the deep. When you see a shark breaching it usually has a seal in its teeth..or a piece of one. You were definitely very lucky. He could have EEEASILY turned your boat over. I guess he realised that wood is not quite as digestible and tasty as seal. Praise Jesus because He saved you. You were not merely 'lucky'..it just wasn't your day to 'leave'.

  • Reply K Veneris February 3, 2019 at 2:07 am

    South Australia -most shark deaths occur on boats.23/25.They simply tip them over.

  • Reply Ninjamaster77 February 3, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Yeah don't post signs because it's better to let people go unaware of the potentisl dangers than to have people concerned for their lives and not go in the water?
    They virtualy say that there's no reason to post signs because it happened 1/4 of a mile off shore?
    There's no way a shark could swim 400m to the shore right?

  • Reply Live_Or_Die_Trying71 February 4, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    "We're gonna need a bigger boat."
    Roy Scheider as Chief Brody in JAWS

  • Reply smokey66669 February 9, 2019 at 5:21 am

    "It was this big" sounds like a typical fisherman's story lol

  • Reply R0MANEK shark February 12, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    sharknado tomorrow not today 😎okay👌

  • Reply crazypolite February 22, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    It's actually a fact.. a shark won't attack if it knows you're doing the buddy system.

  • Reply Akili Preston July 16, 2019 at 11:37 am

    You were using squid?? Wtf was you thinking was gonna happen

  • Reply tk-421 July 28, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Gonna need a bigger boat

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