'Shark' seen swimming just yards from popular British beach | The Sun

'Shark' seen swimming just yards from popular British beach | The Sun

THIS is the moment a shark is spotted swimming off the coast of a popular UK holiday hotspot.

A video shared on Twitter appears to show the big fish in the water just off East Preston beach in West Sussex.

The footage shows a shark fin gliding through the water a few hundred yards away from the beach.

It can be seen changing direction a number of times, as well as stopping still.

The post was flooded with comments, with a mix of humour and fear at the sight of the beast.

One commenter said: "It's really quite unnerving".

Another chimed in: "Well that's me never going in the sea again then."

Some, though, found the funny side, with one viewer writing "Going to need a bigger boat" in reference to the film Jaws.

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Others joined in the joke, tweeting more movie references and even a gif of the film itself.

Meanwhile, a number of viewers were sceptical, with one claiming it was likely a dolphin.

Another claimed that it was likely to be just a piece of metal pipe floating around.

However, the changes of direction would seem to suggest it was a real fish of some kind.

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This comes after a shark sighting in August which saw sun-seekers warned to stay out of the water off Folkestone, Kent.

A similar warning was issued after a separate sighting in Falmouth, Cornwall.



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