ENSENADA — A California man on a cage diving trip off Mexico’s Guadalupe Island captured the moment a great white shark got into the cage while a diver was still inside,UPI reports.
The video, posted to YouTube by user Gabe and Garrett, shows the view from outside the water as the great white takes some bait on the end of a line before crashing into the side of the diving cage.
The shark manages to crash right through the bars and thrashes around inside the cage while the panicked crew works to open the top and free the predator, which is trapped in the cage with a human diver.
The shark, which has blood coming from its mouth, is able to exit the cage through the open top, and a few seconds later the diver also emerges unharmed.
“My heart is going,” the diver can be heard saying as he returns to safety. “What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack the cage, this is not the case,” the uploader wrote on YouTube.