Thursday 18 August 2022 02:10 AM Swimmers are warned to steer clear of 'disorientated' shark filmed lurking ... trends now

Thursday 18 August 2022 02:10 AM Swimmers are warned to steer clear of 'disorientated' shark filmed lurking ... trends now
Thursday 18 August 2022 02:10 AM Swimmers are warned to steer clear of 'disorientated' shark filmed lurking ... trends now

Thursday 18 August 2022 02:10 AM Swimmers are warned to steer clear of 'disorientated' shark filmed lurking ... trends now

A 'disorientated' shark has been spotted swimming in the shallow waters off Cornwall, sparking fears of an attack - just weeks after a diver was bitten unprovoked during a nearby snorkeling excursion. 

Experts have warned would-be swimmers at Trelissick, near Falmouth, to steer clear of the animal - believed to be a blue shark - after it was filmed lurking incredibly close to the shore by a dogwalker on Wednesday. 

It is the same species which is believed to have bitten the leg of an experienced snorkeler on July 28, some 15 miles off the coast of Penzance, in what was the first attack of its kind in 175 years.

Dan Jarvis, from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, told the BBC that the behaviour of the shark on Wednesday was a 'real worry' because they 'don't normally come up so close to beaches like this.'

He said he fears the animal is 'injured or unwell' and 'might need some medical attention'. 

He added: 'Our advice is to ignore it and give it a wide berth.

'It could be disorientated and it's best for our team to monitor it, to give it the space and time to do what it wants.

Experts have warned would-be swimmers at Trelissick, near Falmouth, to steer clear of the animal - believed to be a blue shark - after it was filmed incredibly close to the shore (pictured) by a dogwalker on Wednesday

Experts have warned would-be swimmers at Trelissick, near Falmouth, to steer clear of the animal - believed to be a blue shark - after it was filmed incredibly close to the shore (pictured) by a dogwalker on Wednesday

Dan Jarvis, from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, told the BBC that the behaviour of the shark on Wednesday (pictured) was a 'real worry' because they 'don't normally come up so close to beaches like this'

Dan Jarvis, from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, told the BBC that the behaviour of the shark on Wednesday (pictured) was a 'real worry' because they 'don't normally come up so close to beaches like this'

Biologist Christy Tudd also shared a video of the animal from a rowing boat (pictured), tweeting at 5pm that she had been 'on the scene' since around 9.30am, adding: 'This behaviour is so strange!'

Biologist Christy Tudd also shared a video of the animal from a rowing boat (pictured), tweeting at 5pm that she had been 'on the scene' since around 9.30am, adding: 'This behaviour is so strange!' 

'It could have just come for a look and will swim off when it's happy to, but if it's unwell we don't want to cause it any more stress by people getting into the water and interfering with it.'

The shark was filmed by Harry Gobby, who said that at one moment it appeared to be trying to beach itself. 

'It's snout came out of the water and onto the beach,' he said.

'It almost nuzzled underneath its neck on the beach.'

The creature was also filmed by

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