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The Mad Huey’s are usually doing something kind of dumb. Hilarious, but dumb. They’re like surfing’s Jackass, but they  don’t hurt themselves as much. Recently, though, it was a little too close for comfort.

When Shaun Harrington and his twin brother Dean decided to go cage diving with sharks off Coolangatta for a Mad Huey’s video shoot, they couldn’t have expected it to go smoothly – they were using a bird cage.

After a tiger shark was caught by a professional fisherman, Harrington jumped in to get a closer look and a great shot. Of course, the shark reacted badly and lunged at him. Harrington used the cage to fend off the shark and frantically got back in the boat.

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“I jumped into the water and was swimming with the cage and the next thing I knew, the bloody thing was coming at me,” he told The Daily Telegraph. “I was flailing around like crazy to get back on the boat before it sunk its teeth into me.”



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