Sharks a mere 200 yards off Brighton this weekend frightened swimmers and went dangerously close to two boats off the West Pier.
On Saturday afternoon, when the sharks were first spotted, police toured the beach with loud hailers warning swimmers not to go out too far. Among the first to spot the sharks was Susan Trangmar, of Ditchling Crescent, Brighton. She and her boyfriend, Roderick Coyne, were rowing about 200 yards from the West Pier when a passing speedboat hailed them.
“We looked around and saw the fins, Susan said. “There were two of them, really quite close to the boat.
“The most frightening moment was when one of them dived and we panicked for about three minutes, thinking it might come up underneath the boat, like something out of Jaws.”
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