Despite his courageous efforts, the three-time world champion maintained he was still no different to the average person.
“I'm not the bravest human on earth. You just have to put things in perspective; some things that happen in the ocean are hopefully a one-off,” he said.
In July, Fanning narrowly escaped death after a Great White shark attacked him during a surfing competition at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa. Fanning lost his brother Peter to a heart condition on December 16.
Less than two months later, the pro-surfer revealed he had split from wedding publication CEO wife Karissa Dalton, writing on Facebook: “I have nothing but love and respect for this woman.”
“Karissa has stood by me since we first met in 2004. We have share plenty of great times but more importantly she has helped me through some of the toughest moments in my life, especially this past year.”
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