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Posted: 10/24/2003 7:18:08 AM EDT
This guy is tough.

'Iceman' Grabs Shark to Save Men

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Icelandic fishing captain, known as "the Iceman" for his tough character, grabbed a 660-pound shark with his bare hands as it swam in shallow water toward his crew, a witness said Thursday.

The skipper of the trawler "Erik the Red" was on a beach in Kuummiit, east Greenland, watching his crew processing a catch when he saw the shark swimming toward the fish blood and guts -- and his men.

Captain Sigurdur Petursson, known to locals as "the Iceman," ran into the shallow water and grabbed the shark by its tail. He dragged it off to dry land and killed it with his knife.

"He caught it just with his hands. There was a lot of blood in the sea and the shark came in and he thought it was dangerous," Frede Kilime, a hunter and fisherman who watched from the beach, told Reuters by phone from Greenland.

Icelandic author and journalist Reynir Traustason, who knows the trawler captain, said the act was typical of the man.

"He's called 'the Iceman' because he isn't scared of anything," he said. "I know the people in that part of the world. They are really tough."
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:23:47 AM EDT
Holy crap!!

Wanna bet none of the crew EVER fucks with him?
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:25:55 AM EDT
Damn......

Remind me not to piss him off.....
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:26:19 AM EDT
I picked up a snapping turtle once.

That dude is a badass...A 660lb shark is a big predator.



-HS
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:31:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:42:27 AM EDT
would have been alot easier to just watch from the boat with a rifle and a beer..........but maybe thats just me
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:44:13 AM EDT
THAT IS FUCKING LEADERSHIP!!!
THOSE MEN WILL FOLLOW HIM ANYWHERE
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:54:05 AM EDT
Hardcore...

NSB
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:57:21 AM EDT


Definitely badass.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:58:36 AM EDT
DAAAYYYUMM!




Don't fuck with the Captain.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:08:22 AM EDT
Depending on what kind of shark it was - this may not be such a big deal.

I'm willing to bet they don't get many Tigers, Whites, or Bulls up in Iceland.

If it was one of these, I, for one, am not impressed:


Quote:

The Greenland Shark - This is one of the most sluggish of sharks, offering no resistance whatever when hooked, and it is entirely inoffensive to man.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:08:56 AM EDT
Holy Crap! I wonder if it hurts him to sit down with balls that big? Hats off to you, Iceman.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:10:06 AM EDT


Sheeit negro, now that's a bad mother fucker!
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:13:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Depending on what kind of shark it was - this may not be such a big deal.

I'm willing to bet they don't get many Tigers, Whites, or Bulls up in Iceland.

If it was one of these, I, for one, am not impressed:
octopus.gma.org/fogm/images/greenland_shark.gif

Quote:

The Greenland Shark - This is one of the most sluggish of sharks, offering no resistance whatever when hooked, and it is entirely inoffensive to man.

Dude the point here is he jumped in the fucken water not knowing what kind of shark it was, when it was trying to feed.

P.S. Labradors are also a very tame dog, but they've been known kill a person once in a while. Now what about a 660 pound labrador?
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:16:07 AM EDT
[PETA]But what about the poor fishy?[/PETA]
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:26:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By velocity:
Dude the point here is he jumped in the fucken water not knowing what kind of shark it was, when it was trying to feed.




How can you possibly say that with any hopes of it being accurate? The guy’s a veteran fisherman who probably knows more about marine biology than most academics. He was most likely just protecting his ship’s haul from the shark – not his men.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:31:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

Originally Posted By velocity:
Dude the point here is he jumped in the fucken water not knowing what kind of shark it was, when it was trying to feed.




How can you possibly say that with any hopes of it being accurate? The guy’s a veteran fisherman who probably knows more about marine biology than most academics. He was most likely just protecting his ship’s haul from the shark – not his men.



Hmm, that applies to both, since we're both making assumptions. Perhaps the water was very bloody from said fish being processed and all he saw was a shadow or a fin. Now I know experts out there can tell a fish from it's fin, but either way, I stick to my doggie comparison.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:58:33 AM EDT
Ive hunted sharks before. They are lighter than they look. I caught a 6 footer one time that only weighed 106. A 600+ pounder would be HUGE!
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 9:07:32 AM EDT
i'm as tough as an arctic cat snowmobile..

to demonstrate how tough that is, i will explane the arctic cat finance deal while takeing a sledge hammer to my big toe...

ok, here goes...



god i love that commercial. makes me ROTFLMMFAO..
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 9:12:22 AM EDT
HOLY SHIT!!

Link Posted: 10/24/2003 9:14:08 AM EDT
This is good......

Someone finally gave Tarzan a day off.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 9:14:23 AM EDT
Pfffttt, big deal. I ate a whole can of Tuna fish once.....

Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 10:15:11 AM EDT
I'd be impressed if you ate the WHOLE CAN of tuna, can first. That I'd call tough.


Catching a shark by the tail, draggin it ashore and killing it with a knife is TOUGH.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 11:02:54 AM EDT
THATS ONE TOUGH SON OF A BITCH. HE MUST BE NUTS
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 11:24:00 AM EDT
GREAT ASS!! He gets the 'Balls of Steel' award for the year....
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 11:34:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2003 1:11:13 PM EDT by Sukebe]

Originally Posted By martinmayhem:
"He's called 'the Iceman' because he isn't scared of anything," he said. "I know the people in that part of the world. They are really tough."



He thinks he's a tough guy huh? I think I'll just take a little trip over there and drag this Ice Man character out of the water and beat him to death with his own shoe!
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 12:05:56 PM EDT
Pulled a 660 lb shark on to land with his bare hands!
If you hook a 10 lb bass he can pull your boat to the middle of the lake before you get him landed, I can only imagine the power in a 660 lb fish.


I say
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 12:22:03 PM EDT

How tough are you?

'i'm a mushroom cloud layin mother fucker, mother fucker'
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 1:02:09 PM EDT
Judging by the location, (water temps), and the blood in the water, and the weight of the shark, I'd guess it was an older juvenille, or young adult Great White.

Irregardless, just the weight alone, makes it quite a feat.

Let me remind y'all, a Great White will come up on the beach, just like a killer whale, after a seal.....
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 1:07:13 PM EDT
How tough are you?

Not quite as tough as jrzy!
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 2:18:39 PM EDT
This reminded of a mom fighting off a bear from her garage.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 7:15:48 PM EDT
One time my ggggg grand father was told by his boys that an ugly animal was after the hogs and for him to get his gun and kill it but he reminded the boys that it was wrong to shoot a gun on sunday but they insistead it was very ugly. He took the gun and the dogs and upon reaching the place the ugly animal hissed at the dogs and were in a fierce fight witht he animal. The old man watching and as his dogs fought withthe animal then grabbed it by the hind legs and held it while he had the boys bash its head in with rocks.
At one point during the fight the brute of an animal struck with his forepaws and fastned it in the ear of one of the dogs and then the old man took both hind legs into one of his hands and with the other pulled the paw from the dogs ear. they took the beast home and the old man reported to his wife that they killed the devil, she responded why john you killed a panther. He was also known for getting into fistfights and winning them even when he was in his 70's.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 8:55:44 PM EDT
I had a major heart attack in the summer of 2002.Left main vessel feeding the blood to my heart muscle closed up 100% half way down that blood vessel. Killed the lower left half of my heart.I did not miss a days work in 2002.Felt bad for awhile but just blew it off as being out of shape.Just found out about it in spring of 2003.Still blocked.Now thats tough.(also stupid)
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 10:26:49 PM EDT
Someone mentioned a Lab and it brought to mind my first dog...she was a lab and one of the toughest. One day we were riding our bikes through the typical route, (Ginger, that's her name, used to go with us everywhere), when we came upon 3 absolutely hostile dobermans...they were pretty much hanging out in the street with no owners to be found with hair raised and really big smiles if you know what I mean. Ginger kept right by us on the bikes and when the biggest Doby tryed to take my brother on his bike she got in front of him, grabbed his neck, fought it out, biting his face got his neck again and had him on his back in about 20 seconds. It was an absolutely awesome sight to see her with her hair raised and teeth showing for the first time and she was nearly 8. A lab ruining a vicious doby's face and neck. He was bleeding from both his nose and neck and the other 2 stood off and let us go...we couldn't praise her enough and she knew what she had done and was wagging her tail. Since that day we saw the doby's on a few more occations and they pretty much ignored us thanks to a medium sized lab. Damn I miss growing up with that dog! When she was about 13 some woman swerved off the road and hit her...talk about grieving! Didn't mean to hitchhike...sorry was just reminded by the toughness and lab references.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 10:36:54 PM EDT
As for the shark: I could take em.

As for the Iceman: I could take em.

Hell I could take em both at once.
Link Posted: 10/24/2003 10:48:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 5:54:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gun_Addict:
As for the shark: I could take em.

As for the Iceman: I could take em.

Hell I could take em both at once.



with a .338 loupa..
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 6:19:45 AM EDT
WITH HIS BARE HANDS?

Isn't shark skin like 200grit sand paper?!?

Tuff Mofo!

I'd rather do it the way my late father described it when he was in the Corps during Korea. They were on one of their ships in the Carribean, and the guys on R&R would jump off the ship and swim around the ocean.....only AFTER one or 2 Marines were stationed on "shark patrol" with M14s!
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 6:29:18 AM EDT
Yep that damn tough, butI bet he's thinking now...."Want the f##k was I thinking"
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 6:38:58 AM EDT
I'm not even in the same ballpark as this guy. Hell, I'm not in the same sport. Dauym!
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 6:55:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2003 7:07:52 AM EDT by VICAP]

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Holy crap! hock.gif

Hey wasn't there a guy in Canada or the Pacific Northwest that killed a cougar with his pocket knife when it attacked him?



Now THAT guy was tough. I couldn't find the entire story but there's a comment about it here: www.biggamehunt.net/sections/Mountain_Lion/page2.html

08/05/02
"A British Columbia man was attacked by a mountain lion. The 61 year old man was able to fend off the attack and then slew the cat with a 3.5 inch pocket knife."
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 7:18:38 AM EDT
Calling Sharkman...

did he, you know...and then post pics?
Link Posted: 10/25/2003 8:00:18 AM EDT
Yes that is setting the example!!. Next time a shark comes in you men better grab it!!!
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 3:39:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/3/2003 3:39:42 AM EDT by cyanide]

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
WITH HIS BARE HANDS?

Isn't shark skin like 200grit sand paper?!?

Tuff Mofo!


So was the captains hands.
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 4:07:27 AM EDT
No doubt why he's the leader, that's a hardcore mother f'er. The shark probably shit himself when the man dragged him out of the ocean. Hard_fu*king_core!
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 4:08:34 AM EDT
Still not as tough as the guy who cut his own arm off to free himself from a rock.
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 5:07:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
THAT IS FUCKING LEADERSHIP!!!
THOSE MEN WILL FOLLOW HIM ANYWHERE



No Shit....we need guys like that in our government..
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 5:59:36 AM EDT
Does anybody remember this one a few years back?

www.local6.com/news/861865/detail.html

Shark Bites Boy's Arm Off
Uncle Wrestles Shark To Shore
An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition Sunday after surgeons reattached one of his arms, retrieved from the gullet of a shark wrestled ashore by the child's uncle.

The shark attacked the boy as he swam at the Fort Pickens area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore in the Florida Panhandle.

The boy's uncle dragged the 7-foot shark to shore, then a ranger pried open its mouth with his police baton while a lifeguard pulled out the limb with forceps, National Park Service officials said.

"A ranger shot it in the head three times, which was enough to get the shark to loosen his jaws," Ranger John Bandurski said.

Three surgeons and a support team worked 12 hours through the night in shifts at Baptist Hospital to reattach the right arm.

It had been bitten off between the elbow and shoulder by what authorities believe was a bull shark.

Surgeons also repaired damage to the boy's right leg, which lost about a third of its lateral muscle mass.

Doctors said that it was too soon to say whether the child may have suffered neurological damage due to severe blood loss.

"Amazingly this was a clean cut," plastic surgeon Dr. Ian Rogers said.

"Shark bites you don't anticipate will be clean cuts and this was surprisingly good and surprisingly clean, specifically since it came out of the shark's stomach."

The boy's parents declined comment and did not want to identify him or themselves.

Chief Ranger J.R. Tomasovic said that the boy had gone to the beach with an aunt and uncle, who were not identified, although a family member said they were from Mobile, Ala.

Immediately after the attack, relatives and emergency crews struggled to revive the boy about 250 yards west of Langdon Beach at the Gulf Islands preserve.

"It looked like the shark had been feeding on him," tourist Guy Ogburn said. "When I first got to him, his arm was off, his leg was wide open and there was no blood coming out,"

The boy was airlifted to the hospital, while his arm was taken by ambulance. En route, an Escambia County sheriff's escort that had been called in to help speed the delivery was involved in a traffic accident, Pensacola Beach volunteer firefighters said.

Dr. Jack Tyson, a general surgeon, said the boy had no pulse or blood pressure when he arrived at the hospital.

"I think he had almost completely bled out," Tyson said.

Dr. Juliet De Campos, an orthopedic surgeon, said that she had to shorten the boy's arm for the reattachment but that it should grow back to normal size. Rogers said that it would be months before a determination could be made of how much function the limb will have.

"It's our belief that (this) tragic incident has to do with visibility,'' Tomasovic said. "Sharks have very poor vision. When it's dark outside or the water is murky, if they see something splashing about they can't identify, they may strike."

The International Shark Attack File lists 79 confirmed shark attacks, 10 of them fatal, worldwide last year. That was the highest yearly total in the four decades since unprovoked shark encounters have been recorded.

Thirty-four of those attacks, nearly half, took place in Florida.

The shark attack also comes at the worst time of year for encounters between sharks and swimmers because the predators are hunting for fish along migratory routes, director Bob Hueter of the Center for Shark Research at the Mote Marine Laboratory said. "It's sort of the whole peak season for the sharks, and it's the height of the beach season."



Link Posted: 11/3/2003 6:09:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By passgas55:
I had a major heart attack in the summer of 2002.Left main vessel feeding the blood to my heart muscle closed up 100% half way down that blood vessel. Killed the lower left half of my heart.I did not miss a days work in 2002.Felt bad for awhile but just blew it off as being out of shape.Just found out about it in spring of 2003.Still blocked.Now thats tough.(also stupid)



no shit?!! what do the doctors say you should do?
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 6:09:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:
How tough are you?

Not quite as tough as jrzy!



None of us are!
Link Posted: 11/3/2003 6:14:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Xer0:
Still not as tough as the guy who cut his own arm off to free himself from a rock.



Bingo!!! I agree! That was as tough as tough gets.
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