You know that horror movie (no, not “Jaws”) where some panicked person is on the phone calling for help and they’re told, “The call is coming from inside the house!”? This video reminds me of that. Only the person on the phone is actually in a shark cage and the cage has a great white inside of it.
In a video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday — that has since gone viral with more than 3 million views — a frightening scene at sea is captured. But if you’re afraid to click, you should know it all turns out OK.
The video was shot by a California father, who normally posts videos to his kid channel Gabe and Garrett that showcase his young boys playing with toys and going on adventures.
According to the shark video description, this incident occurred “on a recent great white shark cage diving trip” off Guadalupe Island in Mexico. Sharks were biting at large chunks of tuna tied to a rope when one bumped the cage alongside the boat, thrust against it, broke it, and ended up inside.
People on the boat can be heard exclaiming as the shark thrashes inside the cage for a few moments before the top of the cage is opened and the large great white makes its way out.
As the shark swims off, a voice off camera asks, “Was there anybody in there?”
Out loud, I said to my computer, “I hope not.”
Crew members scramble about for a few seconds before a diver surfaces. He’s helped out of the cage and into the boat where he receives a hug.
“I’m still alive,” the diver says as people cheer and laugh.
The YouTubing dad commended the boat owner, captain, and crew for turning what could have been a “tragic event” into a “happy ending.” He said everyone returned to the cages the next day because they realized what happened was “a very rare event.”