Swimmer’s bloody ‘great white’ sighting
A CHILEAN swimmer has been left bruised and bloodied after his mate apparently spotted a great white shark swimming just metres behind him.
Abraham Munoz, a 26-year-old Chilean who lives in the beachside suburb of Manly, was leaping from a notorious haunt known as Jump Rock, at Little Collins Beach, on Thursday afternoon.
He was in the water when his friend, Jordan Timm, 20, from nearby Collaroy, says he saw something disturbing in the water: a great white shark.
Not only was the shark in the water, but according to Jordan, it was following his friend's movements.
"[Abraham's] mate saw a great white shark following him while he was swimming back to the rocks," Australia's largest shark reporting service, Dorsal, posted afterwards on Facebook.
According to the report, with little place to hide, "Abraham managed to climb the rocks fast as he could" and lost a fair chunk of skin on the way up.
"When he got back to the top, they saw it going towards the beach."
Jordan told the Manly Daily that when he spotted the shark, "I was shouting 'Abraham get out get out', he was like 'no you're joking'.
"As he started splashing, it started swimming towards him. I really thought it was going to be really bad."
There have been no visual sightings of the shark so far. In fact, the spot is the same place where Terry Tufferson's sensational video with a great white shark was filmed in 2014. Problem was, it was a big fat fake.
But in September the possibility of a great white in our waters turned out to be very real when a juvenile great white washed up on popular Manly beach.
"When you see a real-life shark, it's scary," resident Dan Korocz told ABC News.