VIDEO: Shark Gets Way Too Close to Swimmers at Florida Beach, What Would YOU Do?
Sharks are invading beaches all over the country. After all, the ocean is their home. Now that it’s officially summer, we all have to be a lot more careful about shark attacks seeing as technically we are invading their turf. A perfect example of this happened recently at a beach in Florida where some swimmers got a LOT more than they bargained for in the water.
It happened Monday, July 3, at Navarre Beach up in the Florida Panhandle, not far from Pensacola Beach. The video has since gone viral and understandably so. In the video, you see several people in the water swimming. In the distance, you can see a shark’s dorsal fin swimming in and around them. As you can expect, people got extremely scared. Some started yelling “Get out of the water!” Another person yelled “Good god, people” while others yelled to hurry and get out. The video was taken by Cristy Mccallie Cox on Facebook and has since gotten thousands of views AND put her in the spotlight with countless news appearances.
Shark bites have been on the rise in the past month. There have been several victims of shark attacks at various beaches in America. Just Tuesday this week, two swimmers were attacked by sharks off the shores of Long Island. That came just days after two others reported being attacked in the waters of various other New York area beaches. Here in Massachusetts, we are not safe from shark attacks. Back in May, a group of whale watchers were stunned to see a 12 foot great white shark attack a seal right in front of them. Regardless, here in Massachusetts we are not exempt from shark attacks so please stay vigilant in the water. If a shark does approach you, concentrate on attacking the eyes, nose and gills. DO NOT stay and record with your phone. Oh, and if you want to know which beaches in Massachusetts to avoid if you want to avoid being eaten by a shark, scroll down.