Helicopter crew warns paddle boarders about nearby sharks
DANA POINT, Calif. — A sheriff’s helicopter crew warned a group of paddle-boarders to get out of the ocean after spotting more than a dozen great white sharks along the Southern California coast. Video posted online by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department shows a school of sharks swimming near several people in the water Wednesday at Dana Point.
“You are paddle-boarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced over the helicopter loudspeaker to people in the water. “They are advising you exit the water in a calm manner. The sharks are as close as the surfline.” Advisories were posted for beaches up and down Southern California after shark sightings this week — including at San Onofre State Beach, where a woman was bitten by a shark April 29.