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Out of the water! Video shows sharks swimming near children in Florida

Two large sharks were spotted swimming at Neptune Beach in Jacksonville

August 2, 2022 12:26pm

Updated: August 3, 2022 12:04am

A viral video captured at Neptune Beach, Jacksonville, by Fox News, shows two sharks of unidentified species swimming on the beach just a few feet from where children are playing in the water.

In another part of the video, two men can be seen in the water being escorted to shore by a yellow lifeguard. 

At one point, a lifeguard can be heard yelling, "Get out of the water!" as the sharks swam through the waves amid an increase in shark attacks along Florida's east coast.

The new sighting comes amid an unverified report that a man was allegedly attacked earlier in the day on a Jacksonville beach. Witnesses say the alleged victim's leg was completely destroyed, according to Jam Press.

Alleged bystanders claimed that they saw the man in the water calling for help followed by a pool of blood. However, these reports have yet to appear in the local media.

Last week, alarming drone footage showed sharks, including great white sharks, swimming in the water as close as 100 feet off Long Island beaches, prompting authorities to close beaches in the region.

Long Island has seen a high number of shark attacks this month, including an incident two weeks ago in which 16-year-old Max Haynes was bitten on the foot while boating near Kismet Beach on Fire Island.

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Marielbis Rojas

Marielbis Rojas is a Venezuelan journalist and communications professional with a degree in Social Communication from UCAB. She is a news reporter for ADN America.