There are plenty of ways to find yourself in trouble at the beach, but none more terrifying than the possibility of being attacked by one of the lurking predators of the ocean.
This week, one Florida man came perilously close to becoming lunch, and seemed slightly oblivious to the entire situation while he was at it.
A man wading in the waters off the coast of Florida had a close encounter with a hammerhead shark. Fortunately, the large animal apparently lost interest in the man, but not after appearing to charge towards him.
Katie Van Bogart uploaded a video of the incident to her TikTok page, where she wrote that it was filmed on Friday morning at Panama City Beach. Since uploading the video, it has been viewed over 6 million times.
In the video, a man can be seen wading in the water as the shark swims nearby. Initially, it is unclear if the man is aware that the shark is nearby, although nobody else is standing near him.
Suddenly, the shark seems to charge directly towards the man, prompting screams of fear from people watching the scene unfold from the beach. Fortunately, the shark breaks off and swims away after coming within just a few feet of the man.
The video was simply terrifying.
@katievanbogartYesterday morning in Panama City Beach😳 #sharkweek #fypシ #panamacity #hammerheadshark
There were thankfully no injuries in the incident.