Getting eaten or attacked by a shark is probably the worst fear of anyone who has ever been in the ocean. Can you imagine how you would react if you were swimming in the ocean and realized that a group of great white sharks was surrounding you?
That’s what happened to a group of paddleboarders who were swimming in the ocean off the coast of California. A helicopter crew flying above them in the sky noticed a group of more than a dozen sharks swimming near them and warned them immediately to get out of the water.
“Attention in the water, attention in the water. This is the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Be advised, State Parks is asking us to make an announcement to let you know you are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks. They are advising that you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surf line. Thank you for your cooperation,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge said to the paddleboarders through a microphone from up above.
Lifeguards who witnessed the situation explained that although it was scary, the sharks were not acting aggressively and were small in size, measuring at roughly eight feet long.
Although the sharks did not seem to show any interest in the paddleboarders, the deputy did the right thing in warning them to remove themselves from the water in a calm manner.
“Attention in the area, this is the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Please be advised that this area is heavily populated at the moment with large, great white sharks, some of which are in the surf line. Please do not enter the water. State Parks is en route to making additional announcements,” the deputy announced through a microphone to the people in the area.
Although no one was hurt, the paddleboarders were definitely given a scare. How would you react if you were in the ocean and heard a warning that you were surrounded by 15 great white sharks?