A shark knocked a surfer into the water in Australia today.
When he looked down he saw a silhouette under his board and quickly realized it was a shark.
He told Seven News “I saw the silhouette of the shark and he just spun back around under my legs. He was under my legs and then knocked me off my board.”
The local surfer was not injured during the incident, though his board did have damage from the ‘bump’.
Brad Whittaker, of the Sutherland Shire Council, confirmed a monitor from the North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club reported seeing a ‘splash and a fin’ from a shark lookout tower at the time of Mr. Roie’s encounter.
Due to the confirmation of a secondary sighting, local life savers ordered everyone out of the water.
Jet skis and a helicopter were dispatched to search for the unidentified species of shark.
The beaches have been closed for 24 hours and life guards will access the situation tomorrow.
The location has been marked on the 2016 shark attack bites tracking map.