LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Shark attacks or sightings are plaguing Florida and Manhattan Beach, CA this week. Two shark sightings in Manhattan Beach this August 2013 have shocked residents, even though no attacks occurred. Meantime, in Florida, one local girl is detailing her escape from a shark attack this week as well.
In Manhattan Beach, CA, there have been two shark sightings this week, namely on August 27 and August 28. The first day the sharks were spotted in the waters near Manhattan Beach at Rosecrans Avenue. The sharks are believed to have been juvenile Great White Sharks. They were spotted weeks after Peter Wallerstein of the Marine Animal Rescue claims to have found dead sea lions with tails bitten off in the area.
Then on August 28, a surfer spotted a shark fifty feet into the water near the Lifeguard Tower at 34th Street in Manhattan Beach. David Jina told local news “I had paddled out and was surfing with the others. While waiting for waves I was sitting on board at the time of sighting. A friend said she saw a shark in one of the cresting waves. A few moments later several of the people in our party saw the shark as well. Two surfers had it swim between them in only 3 – 4 feet of water. I paddled over to it to get a closer look and followed the shark for a bit until it appeared to turn towards me. At which point I made my exit. The shark was 5 – 6 feet in length, very girthy, and dark in color.”
And in Florida, Riley Breihan survived a shark attack in WinterHaven Park in Ponce Inlet last weekend. She was attacked and suffered two bites. File photo above.