Off the shores of Hollywood Beach, Florida, lay the hunting grounds for some of the ocean’s most notorious predators, and a group of beachgoers are reminded of this reality in this tense close encounter.
When the video begins, we can just make out the familiar shape of a dorsal fin as it cuts the surface of the ocean. Two swimmers, enjoying a day in the surf, are seen mere meters away from where the sea predator had surfaced.
Suddenly, people begin to yell, “Shark!” The two swimmers in the background make a painfully slow journey back to the beach. On shore, people watch the scene unfold, frantically dividing their attention between the two swimmers and where they had last seen the shark.
Several beachgoers film the animal and warn other swimmers as they walk up the shore, yelling. Children scream and run for the shore.
The familiar dark silhouette can strike terror in many a beach lover, however that terror is more than likely misplaced.
Sharks have been confirmed responsible for between 50 and 70 attacks a year around the globe. The reality is they kill fewer than 20 people a year. According to the Center for Disease Control in the United States, 450 people per year meet an untimely demise by falling out of bed. But try telling that to a hapless swimmer in the face of one of these honed sea hunters!
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