A Florida family’s summer beach day was interrupted when a father said he saw a shark lurking through the shallow water near his three young children.
Dan Watson an Orlando television station he unknowingly snapped photos of what appeared to be a shark approaching his kids at New Smyrna Beach last week while taking overhead pictures with his drone.
“Kids were playing in the beach and I just decided, ‘Hey, now’s a good time to get a picture of them overhead,” he told the station. “Literally, as soon as I got it into the air, I started seeing a shadow moving through the water right towards them.”
Florida recorded 16 unprovoked shark attacks in 2018, the most of any U.S. state, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File.