Multiple great white shark sightings close beaches after terrifying new drone footage shows beasts lurking near swimmers | The Sun
SEVERAL great white sharks have been spotted lurking off the Massachusetts coastline, forcing beaches to close.
The shock sightings come after new drone footage captured the apex predators prowling near swimmers in Florida.
One great white was seen just 25 yards from the Nauset shoreline, sparking panic among officials.
Another great white was seen just 75 yards from Monomoy Island, and a beast was spotted about 150 yards off North Beach Island, Chatham, according to the Boston Herald.
Two beaches on Martha's Vineyard were closed for two hours on Sunday.
And, officials were also forced to shut South Beach and Norton Point, Edgartown.
Sharks are known for lurking near Cape Cod as the seal population has migrated northward.
And Steven Spielberg’s 1975 hit movie Jaws was filmed on Martha’s Vineyard.
Earlier this month, at least 17 great whites were spotted off Cape Cod within two days, according to Sharktivity.
And, dramatic aerial shots show dozens of sharks lurking near swimmers off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, WPLG reported.
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The swimmers seem unaware that the beasts are nearby combing the green-looking waters for food.
And, drone pilots Robert and Blake Russ captured dramatic footage of sharks lurking just off Daytona Beach.
The brothers followed the shark along the coast but were too far away to alert swimmers, according to Fox 35.
Blake said he saw the shark "going right towards the people".
He said: “So then that’s when all the family started gathering around the screen on the remote.
“We were just amazed that people were just bouncing around on their floaties."
Robert said they were getting "pretty excited and nervous" about bathers getting bitten.
A shark could be seen encircling a young family of three, two surfers and a lone woman in the water.
There were times the underwater beast was mere feet away from their potential prey.
Two sharks were spotted off Rockaway Beach, New York, on August 8, leaving beachgoers terrified.
Resident Briggette Donatien told ABC7: “It’s scary, I’ve never heard of sharks being out here like this before.”
Beachgoers have been urged to swim where lifeguards are present and sideways against the current.
Last month, a nine-foot sand tiger was seen washed up on a Longport, New Jersey beach.
A man, who spotted the beast, called the cops who then brought in a giant truck to remove the shark.
He told the Philly Voice.: "It was pretty easy to locate, considering it was huge.
"I just walked over and noticed that one side of the shark looked a bit more gruesome."
Shocking data shows that there have been at least 31 shark attacks across the US this year, according to Tracking Sharks.
Addison Bethea, 17, was mauled by a shark while scalloping in June.
She had part of her leg amputated following the savage attack.
Addison was released from a hospital in Tallahassee, Florida – weeks after being admitted.
The hospital said: “She had several successful surgeries to save as much of her leg as possible and is on the path to recovery and eventually using a prosthesis.”
Despite the horror attack, Addison’s mom Michelle told The Sun that her daughter will get back into the water.
She said: “You can't stop living your life because this happened. It was clear water, a calm day, and she had a swimming buddy.”
Fischer Hricko was lobstering with his parents in the Florida Keys when the nurse shark bit him on his upper lip on July 27, leaving him in need of 10 stitches.
The boy’s mom Rhiannon told FOX35: "He just popped up screaming ‘mom, mom, shark! Get me out of here! Get me out of the water!”
She described the harrowing ordeal as the scariest five minutes of her life.
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