Surviving a shark attack
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:49 AM - Two women in Massachusetts are counting their lucky stars after a Great White shark attacked their kayak and knocked them into the water.
The two young ladies were in individual kayaks off the shore of Plymouth, Massachusetts when they spotted the menacing fin. The next part occurred quickly. They saw the head of the shark and then the next thing they knew they were in the water.
Their boats are covered in bite marks which were confirmed to be from a great white shark. It's the second time one was spotted in the last couple of days in the area.
The girls screamed during the encounter which alerted a nearby neighbour who called 911 before heading into the water.
All across the coast of the United States there have been reports of shark sightings In Massachusetts alone a Duxbury beach had to be closed down on August 25 after a great white shark was spotted. Swimmers were asked to exit the water after a State Police helicopter spotted the giant fish. Two hours later, the shark was spotted swimming away and the beach was reopened.
In Florida, a 13-year-old girl was bitten by a shark on the last day of August. She was released shortly after with minor injuries. A drone flying over the ocean spotted a shadow that could be the shark that attacked the girl.