PUBLISHED: 00:12, Wed, Nov 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 00:19, Wed, Nov 4, 2020
People were swiftly evacuated from the water by lifeguards after the huge beast was spotted. Christina Reinholt, from Navarre, posted a video of the shark moving through blood on her Facebook page.
She wrote: “Lifeguards evacuated the water and some beach goers got the experience of a freaking lifetime.”
The blood was produced by a tarpon, a large fish native to the North Atlantic that the shark had just attacked and killed.
The International Shark Attack File reports 17 hammerhead shark attacks on humans in recent history, though none have resulted in a fatality.
According to National Geographic there are on average 50-70 serious shark attacks on humans each year, with 5-15 resulting in death.
A huge hammerhead shark was seen off Florida (stock picture) (Image: GETTY)
"Some beach goers got the experience of a freaking lifetime" (Image: GETTY)
On Saturday a teenager surfing off the coast of Florida was bitten by a shark.
The attack took place off Ormond Beach, a popular holiday destination.
The 17-year-old, who has not been named, was attacked whilst waist deep in water and attempting to retrieve his surfboard.
He was taken to hospital and received stitches but his condition is not believed to be life threatening.
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