A fisherman in western Australia, almost became the prey to local sharks, after his boat sank in deep water just off Jurien Bay. He had been on a fishing trip with a couple of friends, when they ran into trouble. This footage from local TV Company Channel 7, shows the moment he was discovered at sea, exhausted but with just enough energy to wave for help and and look carefully at those sharks circling around him, there must be nearly 20.

What a lucky guy.

The man had been treading water for 20 hours and was exhausted by the time the rescue happened. He was taken to the Royal Perth hospital suffering from exposure. According to Channel 7 he was with two other men. One was later found and did not survive, the other is still missing.

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