Large shark caught on camera close to swimmers at Florida beach

Author: CBS Miami Staff
Published: Updated:
A shark filmed near swimmers at Navarre Beach, July 3, 2023. Credit: Cristy McCallie Cox

A large shark came very close to swimmers at Navarre Beach in the Florida Panhandle on Monday.

The sighting was caught on camera, and people could be heard yelling to others to get out of the water.

Experts say shark sightings are more common in June than any other month because they like to come close to the shore to hunt, so it’s no surprise to see them still around in early July.

Millions of people flock to the beach in the summer as the weather heats up, and that raises the possibility of interacting with a shark. But by taking simple precautions, such as not carrying shiny objects into the water and not swimming at dawn and dusk, beachgoers can reduce any chance of a dangerous encounter with a shark.

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