A scuba diving instructor was leading a group of tourists on a dive off Cayman Brac when he made the bizarre discovery of a shark with a kitchen knife sticking out of its head. Brett Johnson coolly swam down and removed the knife from the shark, which appears to have survived the ordeal.
Footage shows him swimming down towards it as it hovers around the bottom.He slowly approaches so as not to spook it before gently pulling the kitchen implement out.The grateful fish then swims off towards the cameraman – showing the shocking wound left in its head.
Brett told the Cayman Compass: “At first it looked like it was just sleeping as most nurse sharks usually are, but then we noticed something coming out of its head.
“I can’t say what happened or why it ended up getting knifed in the head, but fortunately it came out easy enough and the shark seems to be doing all right.Johnson also said that the shark “was seen again on Wednesday swimming around the same reef.”