One of the most iconic scenes of the classic film Jaws is when Roy Scheider’s character catches a glimpse of the shark antagonist and says, “We’re going to need a bigger boat.”
That must have been what passengers on Rainer Schimpf’s adventure boat tour thought when they were approached by a 12-foot great white shark in Mossel Bay, South Africa. The creature circled the boat a few times until it suddenly jumped from the water and started gnawing on one of the boat’s pontoons. Some of the tourists on board managed to capture the incident on video, though I’m confused about how they did it without fearing for their lives.
Luckily, no one was hurt during the attack, and the boat made it back safely. I don’t think they’ll be going on boating tours any time soon, especially after this. Just watching this video terrified me. I can’t begin to fathom how the people aboard felt.