Sharks are both beautiful and intimidating. Rodney Winston Fox made lemon out of lemonade after he was the victim of one of the worst shark attacks in history. While he was competing in a spearfishing competition in 1963, Rodney was grabbed in the middle by a Great White in South Australia.
After the shark let go and came back for seconds, Rodney took charge and grabbed the Great White and rode it under the water. Eventually, the shark had enough and let go. When he floated to the surface, he had exposed arm bones, exposed abdomen, punctured diaphragm and lung, and other life-threatening injuries. The rescue team chose to keep his wet suit on so that his organs wouldn’t spill out. In total, Rodney had to get 462 stitches to put himself back together. He miraculously survived.