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Group Of Sharks Circle Women Out At Sea On Giant Float

Claire Reid

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Group Of Sharks Circle Women Out At Sea On Giant Float

Three women found themselves surrounded by a group of sharks while out on a float during a beach trip in Florida. Watch the nail-biting footage below:


Lacey Faciane, Casie Thompson and Qyuston Eubanks were on a yellow float in the water at Pensacola beach during the Memorial Day weekend when all of a sudden they realised they were surrounded by hammerhead sharks.

In total, around seven sharks began to circle the boat, with the women estimating some of them to be up to 7ft long.


In a clip filmed by Jacqueline Lesso, a fellow beachgoer onboard a passing boat, the trio of women can be seen lying on the float in their swimming costumes as the sharks get closer and closer.

The women could do nothing but wait it out until the sharks decided to move on.

In the footage, one of the women can be heard to repeatedly say 'shut up', seemingly in disbelief at the situation they've found themselves in.

But, fair play to them, they're a hell of a lot calmer than I would have been in their shoes.


Speaking to WALA, Eubanks said: "I was like, 'Lord protect us! If it's time for us to go, it's time for us to go. Just protect us.'"

Credit: Jacqueline Lesso via Storyful
Credit: Jacqueline Lesso via Storyful

Pal Faciane added: "They were right up on us.

"They were right up on the shore. I mean we were in at least knee, waist-deep water so they were right up on shore."


However, despite looking pretty scary, hammerhead sharks are generally considered to be harmless to humans.

Lesso added: "None of the sharks were aggressive in any way and the screaming was more of excitement than hysteria.

"A lesson learned to keep your cool and stay calm."

Well, I'm fairly sure that's easier said than done.


Faciane went on to say the whole thing had been 'awesome'.

Credit: Jacqueline Lesso via Storyful
Credit: Jacqueline Lesso via Storyful

She said: "Usually you have to pay for that and we didn't have to pay for that. So, yes, it was an awesome experience."

While Thompson appeared to agree, explaining: "It's very rare to have a group of hammerheads just swim by you, so it's kind of a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing."

Featured Image Credit: Jacqueline Lesso via Storyful

Topics: Sharks, US News, Animals

Claire Reid
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