One moment I was swimming across Sydney Harbour, the next my right leg was clamped in the jaws of a 9ft bull shark.
As someone who had grown up in Australia — which reports an average of 20 shark attacks a year — it was the moment I had been dreading all my life.
But my fighting instinct kicked in. As every schoolboy knows, if you’re attacked by a shark, punch it in the eye. That was the one option denied to me as my right hand was pinned by its teeth to my leg.
And the bull shark…