How Did This Guy Survive?
Detailing yesterday’s shark attack at Bunker Bay, where Stab shot its famous John Florence x umbrellas feature.
Yesterday, a man by the name of Phil Mummert was attacked by a four-meter Great White shark at Bunker Bay, Western Australia.
According to Phil’s girlfriend:
“He was bitten by a shark at Bunker Bay this afternoon and got a few chunks taken out of his leg,” Mish Wright said.
“I honestly don’t know how a person can see a total stranger getting attacked by a 4m great white shark and swim towards to save him, so we are beyond grateful to everyone that helped save Phil’s life.
“So lucky that Phil got away with his life and limbs and beyond lucky that we live in such a kind and caring community.
“So thankful for everyone who carried him to shore and for the ones that held his leg together for half an hour while waiting for the ambulance.
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts — thank you, thank you, thank you.
“We’ve been flown to the hospital and just waiting for him to get stitched up. Phil’s doing great and singing baby shark do do do do do do.“
After seeing what happened to his board, it’s miraculous Phil left the beach all his limbs. Alas, he was choppered off with just a few lower extremity lacerations and is expected to make a full recovery.
Oh, and one more interesting factoid. The beach where this attack occurred—Bunker Bay—was the site of our umbrella shoot with the now 2x World Champion, John Florence. Relive that frivolous moment in surf history here (and peep our little pal at 0:23—the same shark?!).
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