Man spots shark in shallows while swimming with daughter

Yahoo News Staff
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A man has had the fright of his life while taking a dip with his family in a river south of Sydney on Thursday.

Andrew English was enjoying cooling off in Port Hacking River near Warumbul yesterday when something suddenly caught his eye, Nine News reported.

About 20 metres away he spotted a large shark patrolling the waters.

"I took the family out for a swim, my wife and daughter were swimming in shallows when we spotted it," he told Nine.

He wasn't too shocked, however, still having the presence of mind to pull out his phone and film the shark as it thrashed around at the edge of the water.

Mr English was surprised to spot the shark while swimming with his family. Source: Nine
Mr English was surprised to spot the shark while swimming with his family. Source: Nine

While Mr English had his partner and four-year-old daughter with him at the time, he said the shark didn't seem overly interested in them.

"It looked like it was just chasing baitfish and it wasn't interested in us but we were out of the water pretty quick," he said, adding that "it was pretty cool to see it up so close".

Last month a man was forced to undergo surgery after being bitten by a shark in the NSW Hunter region

Earlier in January a man was rushed to hospital with serious leg injuries after being attacked by a shark in Perth's Swan River.

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