Spearfisherman Jimmy Roseman is making headlines after he survived a close-encounter with a great white shark off Florida’s Vero Beach.

Roseman spotted the shark and fended it off with a speargun while his GoPro recorded the action.

“In the video, it did look like it was kind of far away. But the whole time it was about six to seven foot away from me,” Roseman told Fox 35. “I had to poke it really hard that last time.”

Luckily the shark swam off and Roseman made it back to the boat unscathed. Check out his interview with Anderson Cooper here.