Man Takes Selfie Moments Before Deadly Shark Attack

Miami, FL | An Oregon couple’s honeymoon vacation in Florida took a dramatic turn of events as the newlywed took a selfie of himself just moments before he fell victim to a deadly shark attack.

The 34-year-old insurance salesman died in a gruesome fashion, losing great quantities of blood as he was being transported to South Miami Hospital, his right leg being torn off by the beast.

Local lifeguards were still able to bring the man onto a boat and to the shore before an ambulance took him off to the emergency room. Tragically, the man that had been married only a few hours died in the arms of his beloved one on the way to the Hospital.

“He always dreamed of coming back to Florida one day and visiting Walt Disney World once again, as he had done when he was 4 years old” explains the widow. “I’m glad he had a chance to live his dream before he left this world” adds the woman in tears.

The couple that celebrated their marriage in Orlando’s Disney World, were on their way to the airport when James Crowlett decided he wanted to go for a dip, hours before the flight back home.

“It was a beautiful day, there was not a cloud in sight, how could this all go so terribly wrong?” asks his mother, witness to the horrific scene.

“My baby is gone forever” she adds, visibly traumatized by the latest events.


Sinc ehe was a kid, James Cowertt dreamed of celebrating his honeymoon in Orlando's Walt Disney Theme Park

James Crowlett and his wife, days before the dreadful event, in company of Cinderella and Prince Charming in Orlando’s Walt Disney Theme Park where the lovers celebrated their honeymoon

The man’s selfie that was automatically published on his Facebook page took his friends by surprise, some even thinking it was a joke.

“Watch Out for that great white shark! Lol!” could you read in the comments from one of his friends, obviously not aware of the drama behind the picture.

James family rapidly took down the picture off his Facebook wall the next day.

69 Comments on "Man Takes Selfie Moments Before Deadly Shark Attack"


  2. Wow, you guys are all so fucking stupid.

  3. Michelle poulter | August 8, 2014 at 9:11 am | Reply

    My heart and prayers go out to his wife and loved ones, this is truly deeply tragic. Please Jesus comfort this good man’s loved ones with your grace during this time. Amen. God Bless!

  4. austin johnson | August 8, 2014 at 8:21 am | Reply

    Hello my name is austin im 18 years old and all i have to say is to the wife i hope she is doing alright. That tragety should have never happened but i guess thet was god saying it was his time to go. I just wish he didnt have to suffer and i give all my hope the the wife is ok. Its sad when you go and live your dream and something tragic happens. I hope your fine and can live past this tragidy that has happened to her

    • Stupid.

    • Are you mentally disabled?

    • Austin, I apologize on behalf of all human beings for the two comments posted to you before mine. What a shame. Thank you Austin for being the kind of person who cares deeply about other peoples feelings and tragedies they go through that are so terribly painful. God Bless you. Carl and Jacob… SHAME on you!

    • so tragic & Carl your ignorant person sorry to say

    • Austin,
      You’re 18? Where did you go to school? Your english teachers suck.

    • Austin, do not listen to these idiots. That was very sweet of you to think of his wife and post what you did. Very sad this had to happen.

    • Gail, its “you’re”. Fairly ironically. Lynn, whilst I must admit that Austin was only being thoughtful and caring, that doesn’t mean we must condone complete and utter idiocy in so many ways. Learning to possibly construct a sentence of even average grammatical accuracy would be my particular two cents initially, then I would suggest reveling in that age old touch of braided yarn as one dangles from the insect ridden, structurally compromised timber in your fucking lonely mentally compromised room. Ps This “shark attack” is a right old load of codswallop.

    • I should probably mention, that other than a surprisingly large number of you (around 3-6%). You’re all fucking idiots, and you should follow the above steps!

    • And i could proably play the religion card here too, but i won’t.

    • These idiots caring about grammar and how “good” someone’s English is. Get a fucking job, fucking losers.

    • I smell your mountain dew breath from here.

    • I seriously hope austin is next. I wish we had enough sharks in the ocean to eat every stupid person on this earth

    • Austin you have a big heart ignore the idiots that are so negative …god bless

    • These comments are even more hilarious than the article. What a glorious Wednesday evening this has been. Fintastic.

    • U have a good heart

    • Are you serious wuteverdud?? you wish death on someone because they can’t spell.. are you a moron?? seems so, maybe its you who should be next you ignorant idiot!! Carl and Jacob i think your comments say it all..your mentality is clearly limited maybe Austin has difficulties but that’s no reason to call him names!! i feel sorry for the poor wife such a sad loss and Austin don’t listen to these losers who obviously have nothing better to do that pick fault at someones grammar!!

    • and yes before you start i know i said that at the end ok 😀 im not claiming to be perfect

    • Kate Vanhoutte | August 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm |

      @Carl, @Jacob,

      If and when English is not your maternal language and you can speak and spell Dutch, French and Italian flawless, then you ‘might’ have a right to speak. I wrote might, because a person is dead here, for all I care he wrote phonetic, ai down ki!

    • Kate… no one is dead, your stupidity is hilarious

    • You’re a special kind of retarded, aren’t you?

    • All of these rude people are ridiculous. It just goes to show how ignorant society has become.

    • also – @ SuckaDick: Are you a neckbeard?

    • notice the baitfish behind the shark.

    • Austin, it truly is trajick i agree with you. A complete Trajjidie. 😉

    • andy mather | January 3, 2015 at 1:21 am |

      Very nice sentiment. I also would like to post my sincere condolences to the wife and family of this man. This is my greatest fear being eaten alive. Ever since jaws the movie came out. What a brutal way to go in such a paradise! Senseless because we are not a part of this animals food chain and the investigative bite unfortunately is lethal. God Bless you all and keep you safe for all the rest of your days!

    • did u know that more peple get killed by a vending machine more than shark attacks

    • Everyone who is being nasty to Austin should be ashamed, he was only being caring and thoughtful ! Who cares if the spelling wasn’t great ? There’s no point wishing death upon people ! Wtf ?!?!

    • @gail look here man …. u don’t judge a guy by his english grammar! english is compulsory but somethings like character and brotherhood matters too … be a HUMAN FIRST U ASSHOLE

    • …the guy isn’t dead though???Just to mention I am pretty sure that is Pete Wentz and he is perfectly fine??? It is thoughtful to send condolences though c:

    • I talked to the family because I was close to him in college, they said they tanked them for the memories but they only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me.

    • i am pete wentz and i wasn't eaten by a shark | September 27, 2015 at 2:37 pm |

      This is pete wentz

    • Rest in pete

    • Patrick Stump | December 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm |

      Now he’s dancing in heaven with Uma Thurman. Rest in Pete

    • Austin he is Called Pete Wentz hes very much alive

    • I like widows | October 1, 2017 at 12:40 am |

      Is anyone else thinking the wife needs a few hugs…and maybe the tip..? Just the tip, just for a minute..

  5. Wow, crazy

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