Kayaker lucks out after encountering a great white shark with more of a taste for plastic than human flesh YouTube Screenshot

This might be the slowest developing and least frightening shark attack ever recorded.

From our perspective, anyway. It happened in Monterey, California when a great white shark attacked Brian Correiar’s kayak as he was paddling along in the bay.

He later recalled the incident in an interview with National Geographic.

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“It all started with a bang,” he said. “Suddenly the kayak was launched in the air and I fell halfway out of it. It was like a horror movie…I was sure I was done.”

Correriar said he was stunned, but his experience in the water (he’s a trained scuba instructor) guided him through, and he turned over and started doing the backstroke towards the shore, all the while keeping an eye on the shark.

Luckily for him, a man and his wife were on shore nearby and called for help. But the entire incident looked like it took over five minutes to unfold, which must be a lifetime when you’re in the water with a shark.

He was eventually rescued by the Coast Guard, but the whole thing’s gotta leave a lasting mark. Hopefully one deep enough that he won’t be kayaking in waters known to house great whites like Monterey Bay.

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