Huge spotted shark circling Spain beach popular with tourists sending panicked swimmers rushing out of water
A HUGE shark has been spotted circling a popular tourist beach, sending panicked swimmers rushing out of the water.
The sea beast forced shocked bathers out of the water at Cala Mondragó in Mallorca, Spain.
As the shark lurked in the shadows a few feet from shore, its fins were visible cutting across the surface of the water.
A lifeguard on duty ordered everyone to take advantage of the sun to avoid the water.
Panic briefly ensued with the predator only a few feet from the sand.
At one point, the shark swam dangerously close to someone who was filming its movements.
Witnesses say they were joined on shore by what looked like a blue shark measuring nearly 5ft long.
A heavy swell around Spain’s Balearic Islands likely caused the sea predator to be swept into the bay on the south coast of Mallorca.
But after the initial panic of its appearance, the shark seemed harmless enough as it drifted lazily.
After a period of swimming in circles in a probable state of disorientation, he eventually returned to deeper water without incident.
Last month, a great white shark caused terror by stalking paddlers near the shore.
And the recent footage came shortly after a panicked paddleboarder filmed his terrifying experience at the mercy of a huge tiger shark as he chased turtles below him.
Video showed Aussie Brodie Moss as he was thrown overboard after the predator chomped on his board by mistake.
Another rare shark has been spotted swimming near a UK port town, leaving visitors stunned.