Being out at sea can be extremely dangerous. You can never tell when a creature might launch itself on you and you may be forced to fight for your life.
Just like what happened to this man form Marthon, Florida.
Ervin Maccarty, was bitten by a small shark and the fish refuses to let go of him.
In a shocking video, Ervin can be seen emerging from the water into a boat with a small shark attached to his body.
He can be heard swearing as the shark begins to struggle, causing him to be down on the ground in agony.
His friends immediately came to help him, they decided to stab the shark with a knife until it lets go of its hold on Ervin.
Blood started to spurt everywhere as they started to stab the shark. It took a few stabbing before the shark began to loosen its grip.
Ervin’s friends tried to comfort him by making him laugh but it was of no use. Pain is evident on his face.
He said: ‘I struggled to get back to the boat. It [the shark] hit me hard. It knocked the breath out of me so I had to get up for air but I felt the shark biting and trying to tear me open. I thought I would drown.’
He added: ‘I had to get to the boat with no hands to swim with. It was a struggle and it wore me out. I eventually got there. The video tells the rest.’
Later in the video, the shark finally let go of Ervin and his friends tried to clean up the mess the fish left on his body.
Watch the video below: