A vacationer was hoping to get some cool footage of the surfers riding the waves at Pismo Beach, Calif., with his drone, when he spotted something ominous in the water last weekend.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune reports that Dustin McClasin, visiting from Bakersfield, sent his drone airborne around 9:15 a.m. last Saturday morning, flying it from a balcony up the coast line.
When he saw something dark beneath the surface near one of the surfers, he circled in to take a closer look. What he thought at first might just be seaweed, he realized was in fact a 9′ to 10′ shark.
At one point in the video, the shark swims very close to a surfer sitting in the water, just as said surfer catches a wave taking him safely away from the potential hazard.
McClasin showed a lifeguard working the beach the footage, who agreed it looked “sharky.” The lifeguard sent a team out to investigate.
The shark appears about 1:25 minutes in the video.