DailyMail A spear fisherman was badly injured in a shark attack in California. State fire captain Josh Silveira said Grigor Azatian, 25, and his father, Armen, were several hundred yards offshore Friday at Pebble Beach when the son was bitten in the right thigh. ‘He jumped in the boat, grabbed his spear gun went down and saw the shark,’ Armen Azatian said to KSBW. ‘Great white. From his description, it was about 15 feet long.’ Armen claims that his son was bit by the shark about two or three times. Grigor was rescued by two off-duty deputies that had been fishing out on the water. One of the deputies was able to stop the ‘massive blood loss’. Silveira says the man’s leg was intact but the bite was serious. The victim was taken to a trauma center for surgery but there was no immediate word on his condition. His father said that the shark ripped off chunks of flesh but didn’t severe any major arteries. Police in a helicopter also spotted a ‘large aquatic animal off Pescadero Point, which may have been a shark,’ according to the Mercury News.
We here at SportSmasher.com are obsessed with sharks, and over the years of blogging about shark attacks, we have come to realize that spearfishing is the most dangerous hobby in the world. You are in the water spearing fish, which leak blood and thrash around, which is exactly what triggers predatory mode in sharks. In California a spearfisherman named Grigor Azatian was attacked by a massive great white shark, which was estimated to be fifteen-feet-long by police who spotted the creature from a helicopter, but miraculously Grigor Azatian is expected to survive. Grigor Azatian got lucky, while he lost a lot of blood the bite from the large predator missed all major arteries, and two off duty deputies who happened to be fishing nearby were able to control the bleeding which ended up saving Grigor Azatian’s life. The fact that Grigor Azatian is essentially a miracle, so if you are in a area where great white sharks could live, be cautious in the water and definitely to not risk spearfishing.
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