Great White Sharks Force Swimmers Off Southern California Beaches

Kari Scott
May 12, 2017

On May 11, a sheriff's department helicopter crew warned some paddle-boarders in Southern California (near Capistrano Beach) that they were "next to approximately 15 great white sharks".

CNN reports the final number was closer to 25 Great Whites that appeared en masse up and down the Orange County coast.

People were asked to leave the water.

About 15 Great White sharks were spotted in the waters off Capistrano Beach in southern Orange County Wednesday.

"They (the State Parks department) are advising you exit the water in a calm manner".

On April 29, a shark attacked 35-year-old Leeanne Ericson of Vista as she swam at the beach, tearing off much of her right buttock and thigh.

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The incredible moment USA police officers made an emergency call to California paddleboarders hanging next to more than a dozen large great white sharks swimming around them has been caught on video.

“Due to increased shark activity & the safety of our recreational beach users, sharks, & Marine Safety personnel a new advisory is in place, ” the agency posted via Twitter late Wednesday.

Almost a year ago, a woman was bitten by a shark while swimming off Corona del Mar, about 15 miles to the north of the latest sighting of the group of sharks.

The sharks were spotted in the vicinity of a recent shark attack that left one woman injured, but alive.

The sharks were about 5 to 6 feet long, said Capt. Cameron Abel of the LAFD's Marine Safety Unit.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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