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Cliff Jump Turns Into Terrifying Shark Encounter

Up close and personal with a great white.

by: Trent Knoss

image: YouTube
image: YouTube

Cliffjumping is a time-honored backpacking tradition—after all, what better way to cool off on a hot day after a hike well done?  This might make you think twice.  A video posted to YouTube Wednesday purports to show a man jumping from cliffs near Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia only to come face-to-face with a great white shark in the harbor.  The shark has him dead to rights, but fortunately, doesn't attack.  Check it out: 




OK, a few fishy things.  The videographer is shockingly calm about the whole thing (or at least, calmer than most of us would be) and we've never really known a great white to turn down easy hors d'oeuvres. But if this is Jimmy Kimmel's doing, he's clearly upped his FX budget for pranks.  

If any more context about this video emerges, we'll be sure to post an update.  

 






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