DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Beachgoers unknowingly had close encounters with a shark in the shallow waters of Daytona Beach.
Drone footage shot by Blake Russ showed the likely 7-foot shark get close to a numbers of unaware swimmers. Russ said he was at the beach for a family reunion on Aug. 4 when he decided to fly his drone.
“Within minutes I ended up finding one right near the Daytona Beach Pier,” he said.
According to Russ, the shark came close to at least a dozen different groups of people.
“Every time it swam right towards them then while only a few feet away changed directions and went around them,” he said.
He said none of the people ever seemed to notice the shark that was just a few feet away. Some instead waved to his drone.