|Well, this seemed like a good idea at the time...|
Harrison Williams, 26, told the Daily Mail Australia that he was trying to save the whale, saying:
"Basically the whale looked in distress and I tried to help it. But clearly I was too late."
Now this is clearly a lie, or Williams really is a dumbass. This is because clearly from the picture above there could have been no way for this man to have confused the dead whale for, uh, a live whale.
"I was out on the boat with the boys and one of my mates said it would be pretty funny to surf the whale so I did it."
Ah, the old "Come on dude, it will be totally funny," routine. The doom of many a Darwin Award recipient.
According to Perth Now, Williams saw the sharks when he swam over to the whale, but they didn't deter him. Instead, when a great white shark popped up to munch on the dead creature, his friends came to his rescue with the nearby boat. As the Daily Mail reports, Williams is a lover of extreme sports and as Williams himself shared, his parents think he is an idiot.