Skip to comments.Jackass-Style Shark Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong
Posted on 01/14/2014 6:20:57 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Jackass-style shark stunt goes horribly wrong
It was a Jackass-style stunt that nearly turned around and bit Australian adrenalin junkie Shaun Harrington or rather mauled him.
Harrington, 27, and fellow forever-clowning twin brother Dean decided to go cage diving with sharks off the Gold Coast, which is Australias answer to Miami, last weekend for an extreme video shoot for their surfing and fishing clothing label, fittingly called The Mad Hueys.
But the cage wasnt the jaws-proof reinforced steel type typically used by shark divers it was a flimsy $50 bird cage Shaun planned to put on his head.
Not surprisingly, things turned awry when an eight-foot-long tiger shark caught by a professional fisherman lunged at Harrington after he jumped into the ocean off with only the bird cage for protection.
Yelling in terror, he was forced to use the cage to fend off the shark and scramble back onto the boat.
It was heavy its scared the st out of me and I thought I was a goner, Harrington said yesterday.
We were just having fun but it turned crazy.
Harrington said his brother surprised him by telling him they were going on a B-grade shark fishing tour.
He pulled out the bird cage and told me this is the cage were going to use and were going out there to find a shark, he said.
I said no way! but we were out there and the first line our mate pulled up had an eight-foot tiger shark on it still thrashing around.
I jumped into the water and was swimming with the cage and the next thing I knew, the bloody thing was coming at me.
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I do not feel sorry for people who go do this and wind up getting messed up. You mess around with animals in their house, the end result is obvious.
Re your pic: Quint slides down the poop deck.
"They're gonna need a bigger cage".
It’s your charter Chiefie.
Wonder if they had Darwin Insurance....you know, the insurance designed to make your stupidity profitable for relatives and friends.
You just can’t fix stupid.
I thought it was bow legged women, but I could be wrong.
One thing I’ve always wondered with these Jackass, Scare Tactics, etc shows where there’s a hidden camera with outrageous situations that they put normal people in (way more than the old Candid Camera) is what exactly would happen if they ran into someone who had CCW. I mean, I couldn’t blame a guy for firing away if he thought a Sasquatch that had just killed three campers was crashing through his RV door.
Adrenaline junkies. Bleah.
No, you are exactly right.
...btw, Captain Quint is my all time favorite movie character. Robert Shaw could flat out act. Where did he come up that character?
“They’re gonna need a bigger cage”.
You are right
Actually, I knew that. I was just trying to be diplomatic. Did it work?
Paraphrasing a borrowed Quint line.. “Obama goes to the White House? Valerie Jarrett goes to the White House with him? Farewell and adieu....”