Man who calls himself a ‘shark rider’ is mauled seconds after jumping on back of shark (photos)
A 32-year-old man Identitied as Aaron Moir, was mauled seconds after he pulled a dangerous stunt by jumping on the back of a three-metre long shark.
The horror attack happened on Tuesday, July 27, while Moir was working as a skipper on a Montebello Island Safaris charter boat near Varanus Island off the coast of Western Australia.
Aaron Moir, dubbed the “shark rider”, is lucky to be alive following the attack but he is being probed over claims he taunted the beast by jumping on its back.
He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia after the attack. He remains in a stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital after suffering significant but not life-threatening lower-body injuries.
Horrified witnesses said Moir jumped off the boat onto the back of the shark, which then brutally attacked him.
Panicked boat crew sailed to Exmouth where Moir was treated by paramedics for back and leg injuries.
Passengers on the boat have been left outraged and demanded compensation from Montebello Island Safaris. They say it took 18 months to plan the trip, which cost £2,600 each.
Moir, who brands himself the “shark rider” on Instagram, is now under investigation by Australia’s Department of Fisheries and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority over the dangerous stunt.