Paul de Gelder
Ex Australian Army Paratrooper & Australian Navy Clearance Diver shark attack survivor Author No Time for Fear ASN sponsored motivational speaker & TV presenter.
Paul de Gelder lost a leg and a hand when he was attacked by a 3m bull shark during a routine anti-terrorism training exercise off Garden Island four years ago
“My first instinct was to slash at the shark’s eye, but as soon as I went to raise my right hand, I realized I couldn’t, the hand was gone and the shark had clamped its jaws over my wrist too. I then tried to jab it in the eye with my left hand, but on the angle it was holding me, I couldn’t reach. Instead, I madly lunged to heave its head off me, but that only served to push the teeth of its lower jaw deeper into my flesh”
Read more in Paul de Gelders fantastic book “No Time For Fear”