Wuxi China Expatdom Royal Navy Commander Admiral Lloyd Bridges wrestled a great white shark to the death saving hundreds of swimmers’ lives at a Lake Taihu Beach.
Thursday, Admiral Bridges was doing his daily 50 km swim across the lake when he heard screams for help coming from Ling Shan Beach, a popular swimming resort for Wuxi Expats which is near the Ling Shan Big Buddha. Responding to the cries, Bridges quickly swam to the beach and encountered a 100 foot long Great White Shark attacking swimmers and about to swallow them whole.
Immediately Bridges confronted the Great White; and for over four hours, the Admiral and the Shark fought till finally Bridges prevailed. After defeating the Great White, the ever modest, genial and smiling Admiral said it was all it a day’s work and that he wished the shark had been over 200 feet long so he could have faced a real challenge
Relieved swimmers witnessing the battle and the ultimate victory of Bridges formed a conga prisyadka line, dancing all through the gorgeous sunny Wuxi afternoon into the evening and then the night.