Florida man named the world’s first ‘diving shark’ after being trapped by a mud-diving boat
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A man who went diving in the waters of Florida with his son and other friends when it rained mud has become the first person to be named the “world’s first mud diving shark.”
Jack Feltz, 49, of Queens, New York, was trapped in the water and was rescued by a friend of the family’s in February.
His son, Adam Feltze, was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Florida Keys.
Adam Feltsez, 23, told The Associated Press he was fishing and thought he spotted something moving and then saw a big shark approaching from behind.
He swam into the water to get a better look and realized it was Feltzes son, who was in the back of a fishing boat.
Adam was bitten in the leg and had to undergo a six-month recovery.
Feltzers son, now 16, said the family has been blessed by God to have been able to share the story with the world.
He said they all spent about 10 minutes in the mud, but Adam’s son was able to swim out of it with his parents.
Feltz told the AP he was not in the same boat with Adam when the shark attacked him.
Adam said the shark is the first mud shark he has seen in more than a decade and he’s glad it didn’t bite him.