Shark knocks boy off his surfboard (Video)

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5th December, 2019 02:20:40 printer

Shark knocks boy off his surfboard (Video)

A seven-year-old boy in Florida of the USA was knocked off his surfboard by a shark, and the whole incident captured in a chilling video.

Chandler Moore and his family went to New Smyrna Beach on Saturday to surf.

His father, Shaun Moore, told media that the beach was crowded and "there were a ton of surfers out" when they went into the water.

Chandler Moore, who has been surfing since he was four, was knocked off his board by a shark leaping out of water.

"I was just surfing and then I saw two fish," Chandler told media. "I thought the thing that hit me was a fish."

It was only when father and son replayed footage from a GoPro attached to Chandler's surfboard that they realised the "fish" was actually a shark. "When we looked back I saw it was actually a shark," Chandler said. "I was like, 'Oh my gosh.'

According to Shaun Moore, the shark appeared to be a small blacktip shark that is very common in New Smyrna Beach.

In fact, experts call the area the shark attack capital of the world and according to National Geographic, it is estimated that anyone who has swum there has been within 10 feet of a shark.

The scary incident, however, hasn't dampened Chandler's enthusiasm for surfing. "I still have no concerns. So basically, I want to keep surfing some more," Chandler said to media.

In September, a surfer in Australia was warned of a rapidly-approaching shark by a drone operator.


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