In a very unfortunate situation came the famous American swimmer Simon Dominguez, trying to set a world record in the Atlantic ocean. Near Farallones Islands he was attacked by a great white shark.
The shark was prevented by Simon Dominguez set a record. American swimmer was going to be the first who managed to swim 45 km open water from the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco to Farallones Islands in the Atlantic ocean.
With all this, the swimmer is extremely lucky. Great white shark in the water noticed his daughter, who was in the boat support. By the time Dominguez spent in the water more than 18 hours. To finish, he was only 4.8 kilometers. However to fight the shark was useless, and 49-year-old athlete had to climb into the boat, informs TASS .
"I am greatly disappointed, since left to the finish at hand. It was hard, but a shark is a shark. Thank you to my daughter, who saw this huge shark. To risk my life I wasn't going," Dominguez stated.
Note that Farallones Islands are famous a breeding ground for great white sharks, but Dominguez decided to attempt the record in the summer, before the start of the breeding season. Four swimmers could swim from Farallones Islands to San Francisco, but Dominguez was able to become the first, which is turned in the opposite direction.
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