Oct. 9 (UPI) — A drone operator at an Australian seaside captured video of the second a big shark swam as much as a surfer and nudged the person’s board.
Beau Monks was working a Surf Life Saving New South Wales drone at Sharpes Seashore, close to Ballina, when he noticed a shark swimming as much as skilled surfer Matt Wilkinson.
The video reveals the shark nudging Wilkinson’s board.
Monks used the drone’s speaker to warn beach-goers to get out of the water and the shark fled the world moments later.
“It kind of got here out of nowhere, then went proper as much as Matt. It moved fairly quick. I used to be monitoring it and notified the lifeguards and used the speaker on the drone to get everybody out of the water,” Monks stated.
“Inside 10 seconds it was on the surfer, and 5 seconds later it was gone.”
Monks stated the drone might need scared the shark away.
“I am not completely certain why the shark determined to show away on the final minute. It may have been one thing so simple as simply bumping into his leg rope, or it might need been the drone,” Monks advised the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
“Marine creatures have been recognized to dart away when the drone does come over.”
Wilkinson stated he did not notice the shark had gotten so near him till he returned to shore and reviewed the footage.
“We get to see sharks just a little bit out within the surf however that was undoubtedly my closest encounter, and I hope it would not get any nearer than that,” he stated.