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Rodney Fox Survived One of the Worst Shark Attacks Ever and is in Dallas to Talk About It

"I'm looking through the pink of the water, through my own blood, and taking huge, huge, breaths of air," Rodney Fox says, "and through it, I see the head. Getting bigger."

It was December 1963. Fox was taking part in a spearfishing competition when a Great White shark plowed into him, grabbing his torso and dragging him below. It was a day that forever altered his course.

Fox was left with more than 360 stitches and a piece of tooth that is, a half century later, still embedded in his right wrist.

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Brentney Hamilton