A ‘massive basking shark’ was spotted just yards from the shoreline by a family in the United Kingdom.
A GIANT shark was observed by a family on holiday in Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, barely metres from the shoreline.
Kerry Hester, 47, who is now on vacation with her two daughters, observed the predator, which is thought to be a “basking shark,” last evening. The incident happened as Ms Hester was walking her dog on the beach, she added. The mother of two stated that she saw the shark swimming fairly close to the shoreline right away.
“We glanced out to sea and spotted the shark,” she told the Mirror Online. It was strange because there was almost no one else down there and no one else appeared to notice.
“I was completely enthralled by it. I believe it was a basking shark, which aren’t very frequent around here.
“It was around 100 meters from the beach and could be seen with the naked eye.”
Ms. Hester was able to capture the meeting on film.
A gigantic fin breaks the water and swims down the coast at sunset with a wind farm in the background in this video.
Ms Hester pans from the beach to the ocean at one point to illustrate how near the shark was to the land.
The 47-year-old waited on the beach for 20 minutes with her daughters to watch the beast.
Ms Hester stated that she has visited Caister-on-Sea for 30 years and has never seen a shark.
“I was simply sat there for maybe 20 minutes watching them, it was incredible to see,” she said.
“They were astonished and ecstatic to see it. When they return, they can’t wait to tell everyone about it.
“I come here every year for vacation and have never seen a shark. For the past 30 years, I’ve been coming here.”
Although the shark’s species has not been confirmed, Ms Hester believes it to be a basking shark.
Basking sharks are the world’s second-largest sharks, measuring 20 to 26 feet long and weighing up to five tons.
They are most commonly spotted off the west coast of the United Kingdom, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has classed them as endangered.
Basking sharks are not dangerous to people and swim slowly in the marine currents, following plankton.
The sighting came just five days after an unknown species forced the evacuation of a beach in Dorset. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”