WATCH: North Carolina man fights off shark

Posted at 2:35 PM, Mar 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-21 14:35:17-04

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man had a close encounter with a shark during a recent trip to the Cayman Islands — and it was all caught on video.

Jason Dimitri told WRAL-TV that he was collecting lionfish about 65 feet underwater on March 13 when he encountered a 6-foot Caribbean reef shark.

“I actually wanted to go see sharks in the water here,” he said. “I just never expected this type of encounter.”

Watch Dimitri’s shark encounter in the video above. To read more, visit WRAL-TV.