VIDEO: Shark Attack Barely Avoided In Knee Deep Water

By  //  August 31, 2014

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Brevard 2014 shark attacks at five and counting

ABOVE VIDEO: A potential shark attack on August 24 near Fort Walton Beach, Florida was barely avoided by two people walking in the surf when a hammerhead shark appeared in less than three feet of water. People observing from an upper floor at the Silver Beach Towers in Destin took the above video and tried to warn the couple about the approaching shark. (Scott McCain)

Jim Simmons
Jim Simmons

In Brevard County, Melbourne Beach mayor Jim Simmons is looking at the sharp rise in recent shark attacks on the Space Coast. In 2013 there were 23 Florida shark attacks and Brevard County accounted for just three of them. But during this summer, the number of shark attacks in Brevard County has jumped up to five and counting.