HORRIBLE images show a shark walking yards away from swimmers on the shore of a US beach.
The shark sighting took place on Pawleys Island in South Carolina on Saturday.
Footage captured by Jennifer Barwick showed two fins sticking out of the water near the break.
Barwick was enjoying a day at the beach when, according to WCBD News 2, she unexpectedly “found a new friend.”
“He fed on baitfish,” she said, referring to the shark.
“Needless to say, we got out of the water quickly. I figured I’d avoid him.”
The new images come after a surge in shark attacks across the country and after at least 10 great white sharks were sighted off US coasts in a two-day period.
Several terrible great whites were spotted on the Sharktivity Map sonar system over the weekend swimming just yards from Massachusetts beaches.
Many of the beasts were identifiable sharks on the system, which has tagged several of the predators that arrive in US waters during the summer months.
The giant white, known as the Terp, was caught swimming around a buoy off the coast of the cape on Saturday.
Meanwhile, chilling images show a 10-foot-long sand tiger shark washing up on US shores last week.
The sighting of the beast with “intimidating teeth” comes after at least six shark attacks were reported along a stretch of coast in weeks.
A man said he found the shark around 7 a.m. on July 28 in Longport, New Jersey.
He shared photos of the massive beast and said he called the police, who brought in a truck to remove the massive shark.
“It was pretty easy to find considering it was huge,” the unidentified man told the Philly Voice.
“I just walked over and noticed that one side of the shark looked a little more cruel.”
One of the photos obtained by The Voice shows that the shark had a large gash on its abdomen that exposed its organs.
“There must have been about 20 birds eating some of the remains next to the shark,” the man said.
Several marine biologists told the Voice the carcass was that of a sand tiger, or gray nurse shark.
A spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries said these sharks are common in the northeastern United States and New Jersey.
None of the shark attacks in the three states this summer were fatal.
The first was on June 30, when a man in his 50s was bitten in the right foot while swimming at Jones Beach on Long Island in Nassau County.
Shawn Donnelly, 41, was knocked off his surfboard when a sand tiger shark attacked off the coast of Smith Point Beach on July 13.
A 49-year-old tourist from Arizona was attacked by a shark at Seaview Beach on the same day.
John Mullins, 17, who was taking lifeguard training, was attacked by a shark on July 7.
Lifeguard Zach Gallo, 33, was also bitten while doing training exercises at Smith Point Beach on July 3.
Last month, the carcass of a great white shark washed up on a beach in Quogue Village. It was seven to eight feet long.
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