'Iceman' grabs shark

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    This is one tough dude! [smiley=laugh6.gif] 8)

    Icelandic 'Iceman' grabs shark to save men

    http://espn.go.com/outdoors/conservation/news/2003/1027/1648102.html?partnersite=espn

    Reuters — Oct. 23, 2003

    STOCKHOLM — An Icelandic fishing captain, known as "the Iceman" for his tough character, grabbed a 300 kg (660 lb) shark with his bare hands as it swam in shallow water towards his crew, according to a witness.

    The skipper of the trawler "Erik the Red" was on a beach in Kuummiit, east Greenland, watching his crew processing a catch when he saw the shark swimming towards the fish blood and guts -- and his men.

    Captain Sigurdur Petursson, known to locals as "the Iceman", ran into the shallow water and grabbed the shark by its tail. He dragged it off to dry land and killed it with his knife.

    "He caught it just with his hands. There was a lot of blood in the sea and the shark came in and he thought it was dangerous," Frede Kilime, a hunter and fisherman who watched from the beach, told Reuters by phone from Greenland on Thursday, Oct. 23.

    Icelandic author and journalist Reynir Traustason, who knows the trawler captain, said the act was typical of the man.

    "He's called 'the Iceman' because he isn't scared of anything," he said. "I know the people in that part of the world. They are really tough."
     
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  3. Phil5613

    Phil5613 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    tough guy yes but isn't just another case of human interferance? shark is following instinct fisherman are stupid at least if it got one the gene pool would have been thinned a little
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    good point! would you tell him that to his face? ;D   [smiley=pirate2.gif]
     
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    Keep Iceman away from my tank!  My belligerent Maroon Clown might be the next Reuters report!
     
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    :):) Rename him Bitey