TERRIFYING footage showed the moment a massive shark stalked a group of unsuspecting swimmers at a busy beach.
Captured in Dongara, Western Australia, a beach goer shared the video of the frightening silhouette inching towards the oblivious swimmers just metres away from where they were located.
3The shark can be seen swimming towards terrified beachgoers in the footageCredit: Facebook/Rob Paxevanos3Experts believe the shark could be a Great WhiteCredit: Facebook/Rob PaxevanosThe shark was spotted in swallow water at Grannies Beach in Port Denison.
Panicked witnesses can be heard in the footage, screaming “shark!” and “get out of the water” and the startled bathers are then seen scrambling out.
One boy joked: “You’re dinner”, and can be heard laughing in the clip.
Beachgoers in the Donagara area are now worried about the safety of the waters and have expressed their concerns for those who regularly swim there.
“Can anyone confirm if there is a shark net at Donagara? If not this is stupidity and luck at its best,” video uploader Rob Paxevanos said.
“There is a big tiger that comes in there on a regular basis. See it all the time,” one Facebook user commented under the video.
“It’s only a tiger shark he was just cruising around,” another said.
The shark’s species is yet to be identified but experts have said that the size, shape and fin of the mammal could suggest that it is a Great White Shark.
It is not uncommon for this dangerous predator to be sighted in waters off Western Australia and many people have jumped to the Great White’s defence.
One Facebook user wrote: “Probably happens more than we know just happened to be caught on camera”
Another commented: “It’s the risk we take when we enter their ocean.”
Following a recent string of shark sightings in the area, local authorities have advised the public to be cautious of their surroundings before swimming in the ocean.
This comes after we reported how Stella Berry, 16, was killed in a shark attack in North Fremantle, Australia on Saturday.
After jumping into the Swan River to swim with a dolphin she was fatally attacked by a bull shark in front of her friends.
Stella suffered critical injuries after the shark latched onto her leg, and tragically died on the scene.
Fremantle District Acting Inspector Paul Robinson said: “It’s an extremely traumatic event for everyone involved and obviously, anyone that knew the young girl.”
Robinson added it was “unusual” for a shark to be so far down river, which flows from Perth into the Indian Ocean.
The teenager’s parents Sophie and Matt Berry issued three photos of their daughter and appealed for “space and time we need to grieve our darling girl”.
“We are devastated and deeply shocked by the loss of our beautiful daughter Stella,” they said in the statement.
“We want to acknowledge the amazing support we have received from our family, friends, authorities and the WA community.”
3Stella Barry was killed by a shark when she went swimming with her friends in a river that hasn’t seen a fatal attack in 100 years
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