‘Deadliest Catch’: Horrifying Moment Shows Jeff Surrounded by Massive Whitetip Shark

by Katie Maloney
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If you want some excitement in your life, watch an episode of “Deadliest Catch.”

Even just a minute-long clip can get your heart racing. This is certainly the case for the most recent video the “Deadliest Catch” Twitter account shared. The video features Jeff and Josh on a tuna expedition with the crew. While in the water, Jeff suddenly finds himself surrounded by whitetip sharks.

“This is crazy,” says “Deadliest Catch” star Josh Harris. “Oceanic whitetip sharks have a rap shit about a mile long. So, Jeff better grow a set of eyes in the back of his head.”

The clip then cuts to Jeff in the water, spearing the shark as it gets close to him.

“He just keeps the spear in front of him?” asks Josh to another crew member.

“You just poke him and poke him,” says the crew member. “And every time he comes close to you, you just poke him off and poke him off before he ends up in your face.”

The video then cuts back to Jeff still in the water and continuously poking the shark that just won’t give up.

“This is scary stuff,” said Josh. “Well, if I wanted to have a mental breakdown, then I’d go diving for sharks. But I think I’m just going to stick with the sea monsters we’re already catching.”

“Hey Josh, there’s a big ahi down here but there are like five sharks around him. I’m going to see if I can get it, okay?” says Jeff as he dives into the water.

Jeff then spends a minute tracking the tuna with his spear before shooting. His aim is perfect and the spear directly hits the tuna. The rest of the crew begins their work reeling in the tuna before a shark grabs it first. Are they successful? You’ll just have to watch “Deadliest Catch” to find out.

Along with the video, “Deadliest Catch” wrote, “It’s a scary moment when Jeff is surrounded by an oceanic whitetip shark… Watch #DeadliestCatch: Bloodline NOW on @discovery or streaming on @discoveryplus.

Have There Been Any Deaths on ‘Deadliest Catch’?

Yes, watching workers dive in to one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet is riveting to watch. That said, no one ever wants to see someone actually get hurt. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. And some of those accidents result in unfortunate deaths. And the cast of “Deadliest Catch” have had to say goodbye to a few of their beloved comrades. Most recently, the cast of “Deadliest Catch” learned of the death of their friend and fellow fisherman, Nick McGlashan, during an episode in June.

McGlashan was a deck boss on the Summer Bay and a loyal crew member under Captain Bill Wichrowski. However, his death was not related to an on-the-water accident. McGlashan padded, at age 33, of a drug overdose in Nashville, Tennessee. He appeared in more than 78 episodes of “Deadliest Catch” before his passing.

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