Shark Attack in Australia: 'Trevor' Rescues Elyse Frankcom
A Man Known As 'Trevor' is Credited With Rescuing Diving Instructor Elyse Frankcom From a Vicious Shark Attack
The attack happened about 30 miles south of Perth Australia and Elyse Frankcom would almost certainly be dead if it was not for a man who came to her aid.
She was attacked when guiding a group dive with dolphins and Department of Fisheries spokesman Tony Cappelluti told the Associated Press that they believe the shark was either a Great White or a Whaler Shark.
'Trevor', who was taking part in the swim, grabbed the shark's tail and did not let go until it let go of the 19-year-old Frankcom. When the animal released its grip, he was then able to pull the young woman into the boat and she is now in stable condition in hospital. According to the Australian, she had to undergo a six-hour surgery that included removing a shark's tooth from her buttocks.
This man 'Trevor' also reportedly told Frankcom's employer, Terry Howson, that he does not want any reward; he does not even want his name to be known.
"He goes, 'I just did something, I didn't plan it, I just did something and it paid off and that's great. But I don't want a commendation, I don't want credit'," Howson told the Australian.