Eerie footage has shown several sharks circling close to surfers at Bondi Beach.
ABC journalist Josh Bavas posted video on Twitter of the sharks lurking near the unsuspecting surfers at the popular Sydney beach on Friday morning.
The sharks are seen in one photo just metres away from a person sitting on a red boogie board while a video shows a shark approaching a group of surfers sitting still in the water.
"Did the news helicopter just film several SHARKS near surfers at Bondi Beach just now?" Bavas tweeted just after 9.30am.
One person commented on the tweet, warning surfers to "get out of there".
"There are always sharks about. If you've swam in the ocean in Australia you've probably been within a few metres of a shark," another said
"Not surprising with that school of fish there," a third added.
Um, did the news helicopter just film several SHARKS near surfers at Bondi Beach just now?⚠️ pic.twitter.com/zYxIxRWUxU
— Josh Bavas (@JoshBavas) July 8, 2021
Surf Life Saving NSW confirmed to Yahoo News Australia they were aware of the incident.
"We were alerted about 9.30am by the ABC after the helicopter spotted a large bait ball with what looked to be several sharks close to surfers at Bondi," a spokesperson said.
"Our State Operations Centre was alerted and they contacted the lifeguards at Bondi who we believed cleared the water and are investigating."
The shark, more than two metres long, was filmed by Drone Shark app creator Jason Iggleden.
“He’s not far off the surfers, bro,” Mr Iggleden says in the video.
“Ring them (lifesavers).”
Mr Iggleden contacted lifeguards who had the water cleared. The shark then closed in on a school of salmon before the shark was scared off.
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