Diver plays dead to save himself from the great white shark while the beast’s jaws clamp around him

Frank Logan was 25 when he went sea snail diving at Bodega Rock in Sonoma County, California in 1968 – he was brutally attacked by the superpredator, leaving him with 18 tooth punctures

A quick-thinking diver has recalled playing dead after a great white shark bit him and carried him 16ft through the ocean.

Frank Logan was diving for sea slugs at Bodega Rock in Sonoma County, California when disaster struck.

He was viciously attacked by the Superpredator, leaving him with 18 single fangs across a 20-inch crescent-shaped wound across his torso. Daily Star Reports.

The diver, wearing a black wetsuit and snorkel, was on a reef with friends Floyd Blanchard and Bill Posten for 25 minutes when a shark slammed its teeth into his body.

A diver has recalled how he played dead to escape from the jaws of a Great White Shark


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He said: “I felt something like a giant vise come down on my legs, and then a crushing pain in my back and chest.”

The shark then started thrashing it around in its jaws as the quick-thinking Frank decided to play dead and let his body go limp.

Frank, who was 25 at the time, was then carried 16 feet through the water before the shark released Frank and swam away.

Frank’s buddies helped get him ashore before driving him to the hospital, where surgeons used more than 200 stitches to repair his wounds.

The diver miraculously survived the attack


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The extent of Frank’s injuries indicated the shark was about 13 feet long when it struck in 1968.

Emperors of the Deep author William McKeever said Frank’s experience was evidence that sharks had no interest in eating human flesh as a tasty meal.

He wrote, “If hunger was the shark’s primary motivation for attacking, Logan would have prepared a simple meal.

“The ISAF database shows that sharks rarely feed on their victims.

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Mr McKeever added in his book published in 2020 that it is the sound of movement, not the smell of blood, that draws sharks to humans at sea.

The author continued, “A popular belief is that a single drop of human blood will trigger an attack. While it’s true that sharks can detect small amounts of substances in water, a few drops of blood will quickly dissipate in the ocean.

“In cases where a shark victim bled in the water and more than one shark was nearby, the blood did not attract the other sharks.

“Because sharks are much more likely to target low-frequency sounds, such as the thrashing of a wounded fish, a human kicking wildly or vigorously paddling a surfboard is far more likely to attract a shark’s attention than a few drops of blood.” are.”

Mr McKeever added: “Even victims who were bleeding profusely, like Frank Logan, were not attacked after the first bite: only 4% of victims reported being attacked in such a frenzied manner.”

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