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Estuary Victim

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Being attacked by the shark.

The "Estuary Victim" is a character seen in the film Jaws which is a dramatic chronicle of the infamous "Amity Incident" which was released in 1975.

Role in FilmEdit

In the film Jaws, a local boy scout leader is nudged off his boat by a rogue 25 foot shark and is eaten alive. His leg is seen sinking to the bottom of an estuary also described in the film as "The pond".

In the real life version of the incident, the boat was a brown canoe. The use of red in the film was made as a specific choice by director Steven Spielberg in order to highlight the drama and fear projected to the audience. To this day, fans of the film consider this the benchmark scene in the film thought to be responsible for keeping bathers out of the water for many years following the films release.


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