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Terrifying moment Paralympic swimmer manages to run away from two SHARKS off the Spanish coast

Terrifying moment Paralympic swimmer manages to run away from two SHARKS that came straight at him while training off the Spanish coast

  • Ariel Schrenck’s mother screamed when she saw two fins following her son
  • The member of the Spanish Paralympic swimming team had to race to escape
  • Happened at Sant Pol beach on the Costa Brava, a short drive from Lloret de Mar.

A member of the Spanish Paralympic swimming team was forced to sprint two sharks after this terrifying encounter at a Costa beach.

Ariel Schrenck accelerated after hearing his mother scream from the shoreline when she saw two telltale fins and the animals walking in his direction.

The drama was set on Sant Pol beach on the Costa Brava, a short drive from the famous resort of Lloret de Mar.

Ariel, part of the Spanish team that participated in the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in London last year, was training at the time.

The sharks were less than 300 feet away when beachgoers, including his parents, saw them.

Ariel Schrenck accelerated after hearing his mother scream from the shoreline when she saw two telltale fins and the animals headed in his direction

Ariel Schrenck accelerated after hearing his mother scream from the shoreline when she saw two telltale fins and the animals headed in his direction

The drama was set on Sant Pol beach on the Costa Brava, a short drive from the famous resort of Lloret de Mar. In the photo, Mr. Schrenck is followed by two fins

The drama was set on Sant Pol beach on the Costa Brava, a short drive from the famous resort of Lloret de Mar. In the photo, Mr. Schrenck is followed by two fins

The drama was set on Sant Pol beach on the Costa Brava, a short drive from the famous resort of Lloret de Mar. In the photo, Mr. Schrenck is followed by two fins

Incredible images of the fear showed Ariel accelerating in the water to reach rocks before overtaking him.

The 19-year-old, who is still trying to get back into top shape after weeks of not being able to use a pool or go into the sea because of the coronavirus blockage, told a Spanish TV interviewer: ‘I paused when I saw my mother screaming like a crazy woman.

“I felt terrible panic at the time and started swimming like crazy. I think it is the fastest 100 meters I have ever covered. ‘

Ariel’s mother Carolina Martinez told Spanish broadcaster La Sexta, “I concentrated on yelling at him to get him out of the water.

Ariel, part of the Spanish team that participated in the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in London last year, was training at the time. Shown when he collapsed on the beach after the race to get out of the sea

Ariel, part of the Spanish team that participated in the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in London last year, was training at the time. Shown when he collapsed on the beach after the race to get out of the sea

Ariel, part of the Spanish team that participated in the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in London last year, was training at the time. Shown when he collapsed on the beach after the race to get out of the sea

The sharks (pictured) were less than 300 feet away when beachgoers, including his parents, saw them

The sharks (pictured) were less than 300 feet away when beachgoers, including his parents, saw them

The sharks (pictured) were less than 300 feet away when beachgoers, including his parents, saw them

“It was a very frightening experience.”

The drama took place a day after police released footage of a giant shark swimming off a beach on the Costa Tropical in southern Spain.

The animal, which they confirmed was over 26 feet long, was filmed on Saturday from a Guardia Civil boat off La Mamola beach.

Police confirmed it was a basking shark and warned kayakers and other water sports enthusiasts not to approach it, despite this type of shark being described as non-aggressive and harmless to humans.

Incredible images of the fear showed that Ariel accelerated in the water to reach rocks before overtaking him

Incredible images of the fear showed that Ariel accelerated in the water to reach rocks before overtaking him

Incredible images of the fear showed that Ariel accelerated in the water to reach rocks before overtaking him

Ariel revealed that he thought it was the fastest 100m he had ever done while panicking and swimming 'like crazy'

Ariel revealed that he thought it was the fastest 100m he had ever done while panicking and swimming 'like crazy'

Ariel revealed that he thought it was the fastest 100m he had ever done while panicking and swimming ‘like crazy’

It was spotted a 20-minute drive east of the city of Calahonda, where an earlier sighting of a smaller shark occurred on May 3.

The sharks Ariel swims out are considered tintoreras or blue sharks. They have been spotted in the past at beaches including Cala Domingos in Mallorca and the resort of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.

The same shark was blamed for attacking a holidaymaker in Elche near Alicante in July 2016.

The 40-year-old victim was rushed to hospital with stitches to a wound in his hand.

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