Sharks look for a snack off Myrtle Beach’s coast
Shark Week might have passed, but it didn’t stop some Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, visitors from getting a show on Monday morning when numerous sharks jumped from the water in a feeding frenzy.
“We’ve never seen anything like that,” Tara Savedge said. “That was amazing.”
Savedge said she was with her family near 52nd Avenue North around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Her husband noticed fish jumping in the water and figured something disturbed them. They called in their son and nephew who were playing in the water.
Grabbing her cellphone, Savedge started to record the scene and saw sharks jumping out of the water as well.
“It looked like hundreds of fish jumped up at once,” she said.
The frenzy was close enough that people could have been swimming in that area, said Savedge, who is visiting Myrtle Beach from Virginia. Lifeguards cleared the area to ensure everyone was safe, she said. The kids returned to the water after a bit, somewhat fearless about the scene that unfolded moments earlier.
“It was really cool to see,” Savedge said.