“Jaws”-dropping footage of a manhandled man eater goes viral amid record-setting shark sightings, assaults and seashore closures within the New York space.
A person has been filmed wrestling with a shark on the shore of a preferred Lengthy Island seashore, leaving fellow solar seekers screaming in terror.
The horrifying footage was filmed Sunday at Smith Level Seashore on Hearth Island — the place two surprising shark assaults passed off final month.
Within the clip, the unidentified man will be seen standing within the shallows of the water earlier than he pulls a grey tail towards the floor.
“Holy s–t,” a lady will be heard exclaiming within the background, as different individuals collect to observe the unfolding spectacle.
The shark makes an attempt to interrupt free from the person’s grip and swim again into the water, however he continues to attempt to pull the predator onto the sand.
A subsequent picture shared to a different beachgoer’s Instagram tales reveals the person being assisted as he makes an attempt to get the shark out of the water.
The Put up has reached out to the girl who took the frightful picture for additional particulars.
The person’s antics attracted criticism on social media, with one particular person replying: “Any motive why they pull that shark out of the water? Isn’t it [in its own] habitat?”
One other said: “Form of want the shark had bit this man. Depart the animals alone!”
Whereas it has not been confirmed, the creature truly gave the impression to be a sand tiger shark — a non-aggressive species of shark recognized solely to assault people when bothered first.
Nevertheless, swimmers at Smith Level Seashore have been on excessive alert in current weeks, following two separate shark assaults.
On July 13, a 41-year-old surfer was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a 4-foot tiger shark whereas out on the water on his board.
The predator left a 4-inch gash within the man’s leg, however he survived the terrifying ordeal.
In the meantime, on July 3, a younger lifeguard was bitten on the chest and proper hand by a shark estimated to be 5 ft in size.
The guard — who was in the midst of a coaching train — fought off the beast together with his naked palms earlier than making it to shore.
Shark assaults on Lengthy Island “are extraordinarily uncommon,” in response to native officers, however they’ve elevated in frequency as of late.
The previous two years noticed extra shark sightings than the whole earlier decade mixed.
In July alone, there have been 4 different incidents recorded throughout Lengthy Island.
In the meantime, the opposite components of the East Coast are additionally at present experiencing a shark scourge with a spate of assaults occurring this summer season.
There have been a number of shark sightings and assaults in Florida, with a current viral video exhibiting two sharks circling swimmers frolicking within the water at a Jacksonville seashore.