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Coast Guard Battles Real-life JAWS

Recently, 40 crew members of The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew took a swim in the middle of the Pacific Ocean a “zillion miles from land.” And we’ve all seen enough movies to know what happened next.

According to Cutter Kimball on Facebook: “As if right out of a Hollywood movie, a 6-8 foot shark (no exaggeration) surfaced at the Rescue Door and was swimming toward 30-40 people in the water about 30 feet away. Everyone on the Flight Deck had a bird’s eye view. A review of video shot by a crew member reveals it was likely a Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher Shark – not something to mess with!

Check out the video below.

For the rest of you wondering, the shark eventually swam away. “We don’t think the shark was injured. Our goal was to keep it away from shipmates, not harm it if possible. It was most likely curious and not looking for a meal.”

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Written by Mike Sprague

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