A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkMore >>
A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.More >>
(KHNL) - Cindy Zimmermann tries to capture something spectacular. She said, "I came here to see turtles, but never expected to see a gigantic shark as well. It's exciting."
Not one, but four sharks were spotted from a police helicopter, near Chun's Reef around 1:30 in the afternoon and at Laniakea shortly after. Two sharks were said to be as big as 13 feet. The other two between 6 to 8 feet.
Warning signs quickly went up and lifeguards went out to alert surfers and swimmers. But not everyone listened.
"It's too beautiful out there to stop. If you get a bite taken out of you, it's the price you pay to catch some good waves," said diehard surfer, John Charles Colcrasure.
But Reina Pizarro wasn't about to jump in. "I am very very very very scared of sharks," Pizarro said.
She's scared not just for herself, but for the sea turtles she watches over three times a week. She knew something was wrong. She said, "The turtles have a very good sense that there was danger around."
The turtles at Laniakea Beach usually swim along the coast or far offshore, but volunteers who watch over them, say this afternoon they stayed close to shore."
At the end of the day, lifeguards took down the warning signs. But Pizarro always keeps her guard up. She said,
"There's always that fear in the back of my mind, is there a shark nearby?"