DRAMATIC footage shows a diver being bitten on the leg by a shark off the coast of Egypt – and somehow, he survives. In June 2018, Alexander Kraenkl, had been diving in the Red Sea for 50 minutes before encountering the oceanic whitetip shark. The 51-year-old, who lives in Austria, spotted the predator swimming towards him and tried to grab the anchor rope to lift himself to safety – but it was too late. The shark viciously bit Alexander’s right thigh, just below a safety item hanging from his dive vest. Needing urgent attention with his leg bleeding out, Alexander quickly parachuted himself to safety on board their boat, with the shark swimming in the opposite direction.