Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Snorkeller's near Miss with Tiger Shark

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Snorkeller's near Miss with Tiger Shark

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GLADSTONE: Michelle Adamson swam within three metres of a tiger shark and lived to tell the tale.

The Telina resident encountered the deadly creature while snorkelling with husband Mark off Heron Island at the weekend.

The shark did not attack her, and Ms Adamson said she only became aware of how close she was to the shark once she was out of the water.

"There were people yelling at us to get out of the water, and I couldn't hear because my head was under," she said.

"But when I stuck my head up, people were yelling and screaming 'Shark! Get out of the water', so I got out of the water and up on the jetty I saw it just on the other side to where I was snorkelling.

"It was probably about three metres long."

Mrs Adamson said she had been looking down while snorkelling, so did not see the aquatic predator just metres away.

"When you snorkel, you look down, not out in front of you," she said.

"But when I heard everyone yelling, I just swam, I didn't look back. …

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