“Get in the Boat” – Watch a Man Calmly Prevent a Woman From Becoming Shark Food

Written by Sharon Parry
Published: January 26, 2023
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You may never get in the water again after watching this one! This brave lady deals with a threat in the water in a super calm way and her male companion is an excellent look out! Nevertheless, it is a sobering reminder of the dangers that lurk in the deep!

Get in the Boat!

“Get in the boat” must be the understatement of the year! This vid was posted in 2011 and since then more than 19 million people have watched this swimmer nearly end up as shark food. It was shot off the coast of Key West, an island in the Straits of Florida. The sky is blue and the water is calm making it perfect conditions for a swim. We get to see a female swimmer, Heidi, relaxing in the water, trying out different strokes, she declares “the water’s beautiful”.

 Then, you hear a male voice say “Okay, Heidi, get in the boat,” and she answers “are you serious?” Crucially, she does not waste any time asking why he wants her to do this and this may actually have saved her life.

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When the action is played back in slow motion, you can see that a shark is right behind her and at one point it seems to be underneath her. Then, it turns and swims away! This was a very close call.

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A great white shark attacking. Although shark attacks do happen, scientists believe that sharks often mistake humans for seals.


Shark Attacks on Humans

Sharks are found in oceans all over the world and there are around 500 different species. Depending on the species, they may feed on fish, invertebrates and seals. The most feared of all the shark species is the great white and they have a reputation as the most vicious shark in the ocean.

The Florida Museum of Natural History compiles a record of annual provoked and unprovoked shark attacks. An unprovoked attack is defined as an “incident in which a bite on a live human occurs in the shark’s natural habitat with no human provocation of the shark”.

The US consistently reports the most unprovoked shark bites of all the countries in the world. Also, Florida reports the most attacks of all the US states. The annual average is around five bites. This is actually a very low number when you consider how many people enter the ocean each year for work, sport or recreation. Luckily, this lady managed to avoid being a statistic for 2011!

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Sharon has a Ph.D. in Public Health but has spent the last decade researching and writing about all things connected with animal health and well being. As a life-long animal lover, she now shares her family home with three rabbits, a Syrian hamster, and a very energetic Cocker Spaniel but in the past she has also been a Mom to Guinea Pigs and several cats!She has a passion for researching accurate and credible information about pets and reviewing products that make pet owners' lives a bit easier. When she isn't checking out new pet products she's trekking around the Welsh mountains and beaches with her dog - although she lets her husband and her three grown up daughters tag along sometimes if they are lucky!

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