'Watch out': Shark stalks popular swimming spot

Yahoo News Staff
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A large shark has been filmed swimming near a jetty at a popular swimming spot in Victoria - leaving onlookers stunned.

Video uploaded to Facebook showed the shark swimming up the Lorne pier southwest of Melbourne on Monday about 5.30pm.

“Watch out,” one of the men watching on says.

Another can be heard claiming it’s a great white shark.

A shark filmed swimming at Lorne pier
This shark was filmed swimming at Lorne pier on Monday afternoon. Source: Facebook/ Michael Johnson

Surf Life Saving Victoria state agency commander Kane Treloar told The Geelong Advertiser he is aware of the video but when crews went out on jet skis they were unable to confirm its appearance.

The beach closed for the day at 6pm.

Numerous people commented on the Facebook video, with many declaring they might think again about taking a dip off the pier.

“Oh my god. I’m never jumping off ever again,” one woman wrote.

Another woman wrote “you’ll never” catch her in the water again, with another called the shark “terrifying”.

Meanwhile, another shark was spotted in Melbourne’s southeast forcing the evacuation of Edithvale and Aspendale beaches.

SES Chelsea Unit wrote on Facebook “it was right on our doorstep”.

“The police helicopter made very low passes along the waters edge, while police in an all terrain vehicle, were telling people to get out of the water at Chelsea Beach, near the Yacht club,” it wrote.

“On the water, the Carrum Coast Guard and lots of jet skis appeared to be trying to chase the shark into deeper water, but it seemed to want to stay closer to the shoreline.

“In spite of all of the warnings, it is amazing just how many people remained in the water. At this stage, our shark was last seen heading towards Frankston.”

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