A shark scare at Sydney’s Bondi Beach chases swimmers out of the water.
A shark sighting on New Year’s Day sends hundreds of swimmers at Australia’s Bondi Beach fleeing to safety and away from the water.
Local media reported that a surf patrol boat was on a routine surveillance when the life guards saw a large shark at approximately 4:00 pm local time (0500 GMT).
A shark alarm was sounded to warn swimmers to get out of the water, and some tourists said they were frightened by the experience.
“Yeah, it was really scary. I’m from America and we don’t have any kind of shark alarms like that. So, nobody really knew what the loud sound was and then some of the Aussies informed me that it was has to do with sharks so that was kind of scary, definitely.”
Local media said the beach was closed for about 30 minutes before the swimmers were allowed to go back into the water.