A second giant shark has been spotted swimming near the Spanish coast just a day after a seven-foot swimmer terrified swimmers at another beach.
The shark, described as a tintoera, was seen swimming in the water inside the port of Ciutadella, Menorca, this morning.
In the video, the shark can be seen slowly circling boats moored in the harbor as people look over the edge to watch.
It comes a day after terrified bathers tried to get to safety in waist-deep water as a seven-foot shark approached the shore off Aguamarina Beach in the south of Alicante, Thursday.
But the other shark, spotted yesterday, was found dead a few miles north, raising fears the one seen today could be injured.
The shark, described as a tintoera, was seen swimming in the water inside the port of Ciutadella, Menorca, this morning
But the other shark, spotted yesterday, was found dead a few miles north (pictured), raising fears the one seen today could be injured
A local weather webpage, which posted images of the tintorera on its side in the sea near some rocks near a strip of sand where people were sunbathing, said: “The seven-foot shark that approached the shore is dead.”
A seagull was filmed standing over the shark as waves lapped it on La Caleta beach in Cabo Roig.
Biologist Juan Antonio Pujol told a local newspaper: “Meeting something like this when swimming in the water makes an impression, but you have to stay calm because they are not aggressive.”
Yesterday, lifeguards blew their whistles to warn locals and holidaymakers of the shark and urge them to get out of the sea as soon as possible.
A woman, believed to be an elderly person seen being helped out of the water by good Samaritans, reportedly suffered a panic attack after realizing the shark was next to her.
The incident happened on Aguamarina beach in Orihuela Costa south of Alicante around 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
Early reports said it was a tintorera or blue shark about seven feet long.
This is the dramatic moment bathers try to run safely through waist-deep water as a shark approaches the shore off a Costa Blanca beach
Local police were among the emergency responders who searched for him without success and it is understood he returned to sea unseen.
The shark sighting coincided with the start of the beach rescue service.
A blue shark has been accused of attacking a holidaymaker in Elche near Alicante in July 2016.
The 40-year-old victim was rushed to hospital and received stitches to an injured hand.
Rescuers described the bite as ‘big’ and said he had come out of the sea with blood flowing from the wound.
In August 2018, tourists fled the sea in panic after a blue shark, among Spain’s most common, appeared off the crowded Calas de Majorca beach on the island’s east coast.
In April, a nearly seven-foot shark, also believed to be a tintorera, was filmed in the surf off the southeast coast of Mallorca at a nearby beach called Cala Llombards.
Footage of him in shallow water showed he was obviously disoriented.
Two swimmers went to help an older woman out of the water as the shark approached them. We understand that she had a panic attack.
Panicked swimmers climb out of the water as the shark, which eventually swam to deeper water, ends up near shore
The incident happened on Aguamarina beach in Orihuela Costa south of Alicante around 10am this morning.
A Spaniard watched it as its telltale fin popped above the surface of the water and it streaked to shore in the clear water before almost stranding itself on the sand.
He could be heard saying as he was flipped on his side in the swallow water and struggling with his tail in an attempt to get back out to sea, “This one is going to get stuck here eventually.
“We have to get him out of the water, he will stay where he is.”
His efforts eventually paid off and he was filmed swimming to deeper waters before disappearing.
Last week Russian tourist Vladimir Popov, 23, was filmed being attacked by a tiger shark and dragged underwater off the Egyptian resort of Hurghada on the Red Sea.
His body parts were later retrieved from inside the Predator’s belly after he was bludgeoned to death by bathers.