Glenn Dickson

Shark Attack Survivor & Motivational Speaker

Glenn Dickson was just 25 when he lost his leg having been attacked by a shark while on a fishing trip with mates. He came within 60 seconds of bleeding to death, but with a will to survive, to spend time with his wife and kids and see his third child born, he came back from the brink.

As he was lifted from the rescue helicopter to Cairns base hospital, where he ultimately had his leg amputated Glenn Dickson yelled "I will survive". Now a motivational speaker, he's telling his story, and leaving audiences with strong messages about how they can survive too.

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Glenn Dickson is a father, a former Muay Thai fighter, a personal trainer and a boilermaker. In February 2017, he decided to head out fishing with his mates off Hinchinbrook island in north Queensland. It was on that trip that he was attacked by a shark.

Fortunately for Glenn, his quick-thinking friends saved his life, dragging him from the water, applying a tourniquet, contacting emergency services and getting him to shore.

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Neil Noble told media "Had that bleeding not been controlled with direct pressure and tourniquet applied, and blood being given to him by the helicopter rescue crew, I'd give him another 60 seconds and it's quite possible this gentleman would've died from his injuries."

After multiple surgeries Glenn is now immersed in a long battle for recovery.

Glenn Dickson speaks on the topic ‘I will survive'. This honest, thought provoking and vulnerable talk takes the audience on the journey from a day that started fishing with mates and ended in hospital. With a unique sense of humour and charisma, Glenn tells his audience how mateship, bravery and first aid skills saved his life. And he explains how, as a personal trainer and Muay Thai Fighter, he is maintaining the strength to fight back to regain his independence, support his family and ultimately survive.