Man captures video of shark swimming close to shore on Atlantic coast

A Great White Shark.  (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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A Great White Shark. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Credit: Dan Kitwood

Credit: Dan Kitwood

A Charlotte man’s trip Saturday afternoon to Atlantic Beach had some frightening moments when a shark swam very close to the shoreline.

Josh Fox sent Channel 9 video of the encounter. People can be heard in the background yelling, “Shark, shark!”

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Fox estimated the three-foot long shark was in just 6-12 inches of water.

He said despite seeing the shark so close, he’s not too concerned about getting back in the water.

“It’s their area and we’re the guests, and so it’s something I think about any time I get in the water,” Fox said.

Fox said he has seen sharks before but this was the closest he has seen one to shore.