Wednesday 29 June 2016

'Jaws'-dropping moment Eddie Irvine fights off shark with spear

Published 30/01/2014 | 13:57

Eddie Irvine
Eddie Irvine

Formula One legend Eddie Irvine has reportedly survived a terrifying shark attack.

The 48-year-old told his friends that he was attacked by the shark when he was diving off the coast of the Bahamas where he lives.

Irvine fought the giant fish off using a spear he had brought into the water with him.

“First shark attack today, not fun,” the Co Down man wrote on his Facebook page.

“I turned to face it (not easy to do) and hit it with my spear.

“He turned away but came back as I reversed out of his territory,” he continued.

“It was dusk so I guessed I deserved it a bit.”

Former ladies’ man Eddie retired to the Caribbean four years ago.

The former Formula One driver now spends his days diving and sailing in his luxury yacht.

Irvine now lives alongside A-List celebrities and counts Johnny Depp as one of his neighbours on the paradise island.

He was given a six-month sentence earlier this month following a nightclub 'brawl' in Italy.

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