Helicopter Crew Warns Paddleboarders They’re ‘Next to Approximately 15 Great White Sharks’
Originally published by Time
A sheriff’s department helicopter crew warned paddleboarders in Southern California Wednesday that they had company: there were more than a dozen sharks near them in the water.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department helicopter captured footage of the smattering of great white sharks as Deputy Brian Stockbridge broadcasted instructions to people in the water, the AP reports. State Parks, he said in the video, had asked him to pass along a message: you should probably head to shore.
“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Stockbridge told the people below. “They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surf line.”