Woman scarred after filming viral video of SAVAGE shark attack on seal off Nauset Beach
The disturbing moment was captured by Kim Reilly, who was spending a day at the beach with her family on July 4
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A 45-second clip showing a horrifying sight has gone viral on the Internet. The short video has reportedly captured a 'wild' moment of horror when a shark attacked a seal and devoured it making the sea waters turn red. Kim Reilly took the video while she was spending a day at the beach with her family on the Fourth of July.
Reilly was reportedly at Nauset Outer Beach when she saw the predator attacking its victim around 8:30 pm. Reilly did not clearly mention how far she was from the scene of the attack but she in the video, she says, “you can see in part of the video where the wave is breaking, it was VERY VERY VERY close!!!” She also added that the scene was “horrific to watch but I couldn’t turn away!!! Slowest death ever I’m scarred for life…” In the video, as the shark devours its prey, Reilly can be heard saying, "Look at it...you guys are NOT going in the water," indicating that her family had plans to swim in the area.
Reilly has shared the video on her Facebook page with a caption that read: “Quite the 4th of JULY!! 🦈🩸🦭🔥🎆.” The post has attracted thousands of views and numerous comments. A person commented below the social media post, “I would have cried. I know I know, it nature. But his poor little face😢.” Another one wrote: “OMG. I have never seen one. I would like to keep it that way.” “That’s so sad!!!!” the third one remarked.
A user shared, “When I was on the phone with my Auntie in Fla. she was watching a live news reel of all the sharks near shore on Cape Cod! ( a lot of them) That was on Friday afternoon!” The second user noted: “It is SAD for that Seal, yet they are a staple meal for Mako / Bull and Great Whites and with the local seal population on a steady growth rate the past decade it stands to reason that attacks are also up.” The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on its Sharktivity app also confirmed that there was a shark at Nauset Outer Beach, which is a popular spot for beachgoers.
This incident happened days after a 68-year-old woman in Egypt was killed by a shark. Elisabeth Sauer from Austria was reportedly swimming near the city of Hurghada when she was fatally assaulted. Following the attack, a Russian tourist reportedly said, “People are rushing out of the sea. There's no ambulance, there's no one helping her. She's got no arm - up to her elbow. The shark grabbed her and twisted her around.” Another Egyptian tourist added: “The pensioner was swimming in the Sahl Hasheesh area, south of the resort of Hurghada, on Friday. She was attacked by a shark which bit off her arm and leg. She tried to reach shore on her own….Medics arrived and took her to hospital. Along the way the doctors performed resuscitation measures, but her heart was not restarted. The woman died in the ambulance from painful shock.”
It has also been reported that the attack could have been avoided if the lifeguards had paid attention to warnings about sharks in the area. A post on Russian tourists' online chat site apparently claimed, “English-speaking people standing at the pier saw a shark 15 minutes before the attack, and warned the lifeguards. But they laughed at them, saying there are no sharks in Sahl Hasheesh and never have been. Another two tourists jumped onto the reef top, escaping a shark, and pleaded for help.”
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The post insisted, “But the lifeguards shouted to swim from the place to the pontoon stairway by themselves. To put it bluntly, everything is Egyptian style. There is no science, no proper system. They just made a lad from Luxor the lifeguard and gave him a whistle.”