A YouTube video (below) of a great white shark breaking into a diver's cage with a diver inside has gone viral, with more than six million views since it was uploaded on Oct. 13.
The incident occurred near Guadalupe Island off the coast of Mexico, according to RT.
The video shows the shark attempting to eat tuna that was tied to a rope by people on a boat. The creature disappears under water, and the cage starts to violently shake.
Bystanders begin asking if there is someone in the cage.
An unidentified man opens the top of the cage, and the shark soon propels itself up and out, but there is no diver to be seen.
Moments later, the diver swims up from underneath the water.
Witnesses help the diver out of the water. When asked if he was injured, the diver replied, "My heart is going."
Brian Forrester filmed the incident, uploaded the video and wrote about it on a YouTube page belonging to his sons, RT reports:
When a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded. They also cannot swim backwards. So this shark lunged at the bait, accidentally hit the side of the cage, was most likely confused and not able to swim backwards, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage. There was a single diver inside the cage. He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two great white sharks.
The diver is a very experienced dive instructor, remained calm, and when the shark thrashed back outside the cage, the diver calmly swam back up and climbed out completely uninjured. The boat crew did an outstanding job, lifting the top of the cage, analyzing the frenzied situation, and the shark was out after a few long seconds.
Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realizing this was a very rare event. The boat owner, captain, and crew are to be commended for making what could've been a tragic event into a happy ending. I'm sure God and luck had a bit to do with it too!