DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Sharks often get a bad rap, and for one unlucky shark in the Dominican Republic, it also got a major rap on the head.
Kiteboarder Alex Soto, who was recently in the DR training for the 2019 Pan Am Games, was caught on video colliding with an unsuspecting shark while in the water. Soto, who was riding a kite hydrofoil, was surfing at an incredible speed when all of a sudden the shark crossed his path, causing Soto to tumble into the water.
As for the poor shark, Soto wrote on Facebook that the “shark is alive” and that he saw it swim away. His hydrofoil, however, didn’t fare as well; Soto said it was badly damaged in the collision.
Watch the incredible crash here: