“I thought it was do or die, I thought I was going to die,” Jeff Horton told KHON2 in Hawaii.
“I had my feet dangling, hanging below my surfboard, and I saw this thing coming up,” he said. “And my instinct was ‘whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,’ and the thing comes right up. And I yanked my foot out right where it took the bite. Bit my board and missed my foot. And it flipped me and I rolled on top of it.”
The former boxer then proceeded to punch the shark in its face, repeatedly. “And then I took one shot in the eye and the thing kind of gave up,” he said.
“And, like, I’ve been surfing every day and I never once thought I could be victimized like this.”
Horton insists, however, that’s it not enough to keep him out of the water.
Watch the video from KHON2 below.
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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