Some Orange County, California, beach-goers received a shocking warning from the skies after a passing police helicopter noticed 15 sharks swimming alongside the humans.
The U.K. Express obtained a terrifying video shot on May 10, 2017 by the Orange County police helicopter, in which 15 great white sharks are clearly seen circling the swimmers and paddleboarders.
According to The Washington Post, Deputy Brian Stockridge was in the helicopter when he made the decision to warn the beachgoers about the predators.
“This is the Orange County Sheriff Department,” Stockbridge said, his voice booming throughout the beach.
“Be advised State Parks is asking us to make an announcement to let you know you are paddle-boarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” he told the beachgoers.
“They are advising that you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surf line.”
The video shows that more than 30 people were watching on the shore as swimmers, surfers and paddleboards worked their way back to safety.
Thankfully, no one was hurt.
Orange County Lifeguards Chief Jason Young said these particular great white sharks were only six feet long.
According to the Express, “the situation wasn’t dire enough to call for an ocean closure, which only occurs when the sharks are more than 8 feet long or acting aggressively.”
Take a look at the video below:
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