Knife Rescue: Lobstermen forced to cut shark off comrade’s stomach

A man had to forcibly remove a shark from his stomach with a knife after it latched onto him while he was swimming off the coast of Marthon, Florida.

Shocking video shows Ervin Maccarty emerging from the water into a boat with a small shark attached to his body that won’t let go.

He is heard swearing and the shark begins to struggle, sending Mr Maccarty down on the ground in pain.

His friends immediately come to his assistance, deciding to cut into the shark with a knife and ‘bleed it out’ until it lets go.

NSFW Language in video below the jump…(who cares about the blood)



Blood spurts everywhere as they stab the shark and try to get it to let go over Mr Maccarty.

Mr Maccarty, who is fine, was out in the water retrieving lobsters earlier this month when the incident occurred.

As I like to say in regards to my “Axe-ident”: “It was the best bit of bad luck I have ever had”. This guy could probably say the same thing. The shark could have been more than a pup, it could have bit him in the groin, or even severed an artery.

Had that been the case, this would have been no laughing matter.


  1. cmeat says:

    eventually it stopped threshing.
    where is a nurse shark when you need one?

  2. Jason says:

    Yikes I hate when that happens..

  3. Ed says:

    How stupid can a bunch of adults be? Bleed it out…stab it sideways IN THE BRAIN! My god….the retardation factor is off the meter.

  4. Hannibal says:

    wtf? That’s some odd behavior. Talk about biting off more than you can chew.

    Might have been easier to convince to let go if he’d stayed in the water but I’m guessing it wasn’t shallow enough for that…

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Knife Rescue: Lobstermen forced to cut shark off comrade’s stomach

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