Large Shark Zones In On Sydney Ocean Race Swimmers

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Mike

Swimmers in an open ocean race are confronted with a large 10 foot plus shark that was spotted heading straight for them.  The race officials immediately began to pull swimmers from the water immediately as the shark came in very quickly to inspect the thrashing swimmers.

The six mile race out of Sydney Harbor was around the halfway mark when the shark was spotted zeroing in on the swimmers.  Officials immediately called off the race and decided to reschedule. 

Australia has been a hot spot for recent shark attacks with a young woman dieing in January after she was attacked and killed by three sharks simultaneously.

There are well over 600 reported shark attacks in Australia since the late 1700