The stomach-churning video shows the predator latched onto the stomach of a terrified Ervin Maccarty, who went swimming off the coast of Marathon, Fla.
“Don’t cut me! Don’t bleed him out on me!” Maccarty yells after climbing onto a boat as a friend — who appears to need a bigger knife — slices away at the shark.
“He didn’t get your
bud bud, did he?” another chum says, trying to inject some gallows humor as Maccarty writhes in pain and blood spurts everywhere.
His friends finally managed to remove the shark’s teeth from his belly.
Maccarty said he had been eating lunch on the boat while his friends searched for lobsters in the water.