Poignant moment a monstrous shark stalks three spear fishermen pinned against rocks on a popular beach as terrified beachgoers swim for their lives
- A shark was seen swimming below the fishermen
- The terrifying encounter occurred near Forster in NSW
The terrifying moment three spear fishermen were stalked by a shark off a popular beach has been captured on drone camera.
Footage shows the gray nurse shark moving directly between swimmers and towards three men wearing black wetsuits on a beach near Forster on the north shore of New South Wales on Sunday.
The lifeguards blew the alarm with a whistle to alert bathers.
Moments later, panicked swimmers could be seen running out of the water, but the spear fishermen were stranded near the rocks and had no clear path to escape.
Drone camera operator Emily Howman said she felt helpless because she couldn’t warn the fishermen.
“I can’t do anything from above with my drone,” he told Nine News.
I couldn’t even warn them.
“There’s no audio, so it was abject fear that something bad was going to happen and all I could do was watch.”
The predator swims just below the fishermen, who seemed unaware of its presence.
They eventually spot the shark after it slips away and a man can be seen splashing around as he tries to run away.
A shark has been caught swimming directly below three spear fishermen near Forster on the north coast of New South Wales.
Swimmers ran out of the water as the shark swam past and headed toward the group of spear fishermen.
The men frantically swim back to shore.
One of the fishermen loses a fin during the chaos.
He boldly dives back into the ocean to retrieve it as the shark circles the rocks.
Fortunately for the men, it seemed that the shark was not interested in them, as it finally swam away.