“You are paddle-boarding in proximity to 15 great white sharks”

Orange County Sheriff’s Department helicopter of the smattering of 15 great white sharks nearby People are paddleboarding. Using his Speaker, “You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Stockbridge told the people below. “They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surf line.”

 

The sighting occurred while shark advisories were in place in the region. Southern California saw a rise in shark sightings around this time last year, the AP reports, and marine officials say the shark appearances are the result of a “thriving aquatic ecosystem.”

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