Watch: Surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack at competition
Watch the moment Australian surfing champion Mick Fanning fought back a shark attack on live television during a competition in South Africa. Fanning, 34, was competing in the final heat of a world tour event at Jeffreys Bay in the country's Eastern Cape province on Sunday when a looming black fin approached him from behind at speed. In a churn of water and spray, the triple world champion could be seen battling to fend off the shark as it lunged at him during his showdown against fellow Australian Julian Wilson. Patrol boats and jet-skis charged in as a shark alarm siren was sounded and Fanning desperately swam away waving for help, escaping without injury.