No time for fear: How to survive a shark attack
Survivor shares story of perseverance and faith
- Duration 4:31
- Date Apr 30, 2012
Survivor shares story of perseverance and faith
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-- -- was fighting terror with the Australian navy when his life changed forever.
A bull shark attacked him the full thing caught on camera as he was pulled underwater eventually he was pulled to safety but he lost a part of his arm and his right -- Instead of giving up -- Gelder fought back getting back into the water just a few months later and now he's sharing his story.
And you're injuries you make that transparent Paul welcome back we had to the first time around I got a paperback.
What do you think we can learn from your story number one your field.
It's half -- wouldn't go that far to some of learn how to manage my feet.
Through twelve he's in the military for us an army paratrooper and then a -- on -- -- -- -- I'm.
Actually de Petra -- shocks holds -- clearance -- about learning to put that -- of the back to him on the not letting it control he went to tight what you can and can't accomplish what happened that day in the video -- -- -- on the surface on my back and what -- her students the most is kicking my legs.
Heading towards a point -- to excited to go to looked out of my election -- And -- big -- in the leg.
And when I looked at -- looked straight into the cause of a big nasty shock.
Punch and I did actually try to -- him inaudible with my left -- my right hand.
And clearly that didn't work out too well.
Had my hand in his -- -- already -- -- with my left tend to go if billable.
-- push it off and Farley punched in the eyes but.
All for nothing but who safety.
Will be shocked to me on toward shook me all around brought me out.
To win back down and kept shaking me laughter -- dull.
And then eventually -- -- and on another one out in right now on just pop to the surface and started swimming from a safety -- With with -- left of your limbs what when you see this video we've thinking is is it correct yeah this is that I had a very different.
That morning -- did you -- Under the law an affront -- say -- it it seems a little bit disconnected when posse of like this.
And it also listens very quick when I went through about can write it down -- some you know it is one you pots or is this is united a couple of seconds and it's done.
Is this is this horrible for you to -- not really.
To say this and to say the photo is above the surgery and -- I -- and hospital.
I'm just my eyes that.
You know the first I did I gave me when I'm gonna out of the ward off.
And what the doctors did to take me a lot of but that it's actually possible to decide someone's life -- -- -- horrific injuries and you work it out immediately.
And you have in your bookie -- the -- you held back some pictures with some of these pictures you have the book.
But pretty grisly you know that hasn't happened in the hole you develop -- and motivational speaking.
But just the last couple of months I've been showing some of the -- the more gruesome surgery photos.
In my talks of actually had three -- policy I just.
Still those for me right I -- tend to be a little squeamish on those -- I have to say.
I think your best quality is that you have -- -- -- attitude where did you get that.
Our guests through the a loss of growing up struggling -- and not always being -- -- things and you have crazy man as a kid was a little bit boiled.
You know -- my soulful -- don't hospital and then.
-- criminal activities dealing drugs and taking drugs and stealing and flooding.
And learning lessons along the Wyatt and struggling through certain spot situations happening to challenge my lost.
Sort of told me -- to deal with -- and -- to do with getting through adversity simple we have -- I see your handle it as your mind controlling your hand.
More so in the muscles that it's.
Just the same as if you would amount -- your other hand my deceased until that.
That makes -- -- clothes and went onto that makes from.
Well for the technologies rising you took your story to the book -- -- you're taking your story to the world and giving motivational speeches and really throwing -- out there it's that's coming nerve wrecking putting.
-- -- Very emotional and personal aspects of you -- felt that some public but.
From what I've done it people who really taking away what I'm trying to get out there and making a difference in their lives and into.
In the laws of people around Mosul and also if you were in the water and as a bull shark or swim away.
-- just get out -- the -- an update fifth in no time for -- name of the book it's a best seller and -- me see you Paul thank you for having me.