This is the incredible moment a drone warned a surfer about a huge shark that was circling him at a beach in Australia.
Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson was paddling his board in northern New South Wales when the astonishing near miss took place.
‘I heard a splash and a noise and looked around and couldn’t see anything,’ Wilkinson said.
Luckily, surf lifesavers were operating a drone overhead – and were able to alert him to the danger of the shark.
‘The drone came down and told me that there was a dangerous shark in the area, return to the beach,’ he said.
‘I got to the shore feeling a bit weird and the lifeguards showed me the footage and I realized how close it came without knowing it was there. It looks like it’s going for my leg and it’s changed its mind.
‘I’ve been surfing with sharks my whole life and I understand they’re there and know enough about them to know they have not too much interest in humans. I’m just glad today the shark reconsidered at the last second,’ Wilkinson said.
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