Frightening video shows woman swimming 'directly over' a shark off Florida beach unaware of the predator below her
In the video, beachgoers are heard calling out to the woman urging her to come back to the shore. Some can be heard shouting, 'Shark!'
A viral video shot in Panama City Beach shows a shark trailing a swimmer in the Gulf of Mexico along Panama City Beach.
The terrifying video shows how a lone swimmer in the Gulf of Mexico was circled by a shark without her knowing it. Stan Battles reportedly took the video on Wednesday morning from his balcony on the 28th floor of a resort in Panama City Beach, Florida, according to the Panama City News Herald.
The outlet reported Battles had been watching the shark for a couple of hours in murkier areas until it ventured into clear waters, which is when the woman swam by. And that is when he started filming. "You don't want to write what I was thinking," Battles joked, adding, "I just didn't want the girl to get hurt."
"The woman swims directly over this thing. Directly over it," he told the outlet.
The two-and-a-half minute video shows the woman swimming in clear green waters with a dark spot trailing close behind her. The shark appears to stay close to her as the woman continues swimming unaware of the predator that swims beneath her.
"It was just kind of crazy. Everyone on the beach, in the water, they had no clue," Battles said.
In the video, beachgoers are heard calling out to the woman urging her to come back to the shore. Some can be heard shouting, "Shark!"
Following this, the woman is seen swimming back to the shore with the shark following her for a bit till it turns and goes the other direction.
Battles told Herald that he ran down to the beach to talk to the woman, but she apparently never saw the shark. "She was just like, 'I think I'm done with the ocean," he recalled. "I'm just glad no one got hurt," he added.
The video comes just days after a man died in a shark attack in Hawaii. The incident happened around 9 am on Saturday at Honokowai Point near Ka'anapali Beach Park area on Maui, according to the Maui Fire Department. The man was swimming about 60 yards from shore.
A 65-year-old man was pulled to shore with "traumatic, life-threatening" injuries that were consistent with a shark attack, fire officials informed. Skin on his wrist appeared to be torn off while his 'entire left leg from his knee down was just missing'.
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