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05/07/2021 female 6 yr. Hawaii - No Injury

Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 11:16 pm
by alb
Hawaii: 6-year-old Narrowly Escapes Shark Attack, Says 'my Soul Left Body'
A six-year-old girl was left devastated after having a close encounter with a blacktip shark. The incident took place in Hawaii’s Kalama Beach.

A six-year-old girl was left devastated after having a close encounter with a shark. The incident took place in Hawaii’s Kalama Beach where Anela Rezentes and her mother Shari Gouveia are a regular. However this weekend, Anela found an expected visitor while swimming in the shallow waters. Experts deem the marine creature to be a blacktip shark, a species known to hover near the coast in search of food.
'Anela might not have been the carnivore's target'

The spine-chilling incident was captured on the lens by the Shari who said that she was filming her little daughter playing with waves when she heard her yelling, “Shark”. Speaking to KITV4, Shari further revealed that while Anela did not suffer any injuries in the incident, it had left mental scars on her. The dramatic video starts with the six-year-old splashing and frolicking in the shallow water before turning around to see what appears to be a tail of a shark thrashing. The young girl immediately turns around and runs towards the beach, petrified.

In the light of the event, shark experts told KHON-TV that there are high chances that the blacktip shark came near the beach chasing a fish in the whitewash. This species feeds on fish and they routinely look for food in shallow waters. Hence, they concluded that Anela might not have been the carnivore's target

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