Swimmers make a crazy plunge into the sea off Florida beach after TWO sharks were spotted in knee-deep water

Swimmers make a crazy plunge into the sea off Florida beach after TWO sharks were spotted in knee-deep water

Terrifying footage shows the moment beachgoers were forced to make a mad leap out of the sea after not one but two sharks were sighted off a Florida beach over the weekend – the latest in a string of sightings on the east coast.

A resident was able to record the frightening encounter that took place on scenic Neptune Beach near Jacksonville on Saturday.

The video shows the two sharks swimming in the camera’s clear field of view, just meters away from several swimmers who appeared unaware of their presence.

Someone can be heard yelling, “Get out of the water!” in the chilling clip, captured as swimmers plunged from the knee-deep water.

Footage shows the sharks swimming in shallow water after the frantic evacuation – which left no residents injured but tensions along Florida’s north coast.

It was the latest in a string of shark sightings across the east coast, thanks to unusually high temperatures that caused the carnivores to migrate farther north than normal.

Terrifying footage shows the moment beachgoers were forced to make a mad leap out of the sea after not one, but two sharks were sighted off a Florida beach over the weekend

A resident was able to record the frightening encounter that took place on scenic Neptune Beach near Jacksonville on Saturday

A resident was able to record the frightening encounter that took place on scenic Neptune Beach near Jacksonville on Saturday

The video shows the two sharks swimming in the camera's clear field of view, just meters away from several swimmers who appeared unaware of their presence

The video shows the two sharks swimming in the camera’s clear field of view, just meters away from several swimmers who appeared unaware of their presence

Attacks have seen the normally shark-free waters around New York overrun — as well as other northern locations like Massachusetts and Maine.

The freak attacks forced closures at several popular beaches like those on Cape Cod and Long Island — another in Maine was closed after a citizen reportedly spotted a great white shark.

Attacks in the Sunshine State were frequent – with some beachgoers being badly bitten and narrowly escaping their lives.

Another shark was spotted near Jacksonville, just a few miles from Neptune Beach on Saturday – with a resident reportedly bitten by the beast.

The attack reportedly left the unnamed man’s shin “in shreds” – as other swimmers looked on in horror at the carnage, according to witness Robert Alexander.

Alexander, who rushed into the water with a lifeguard to help the man after hearing screams, described seeing the water red with blood immediately after the attack – and the shadow of a 6- to 7-foot shark that wades about 10 feet underwater.

Alexander told News4JAX in Jacksonville how he rescued the bleeding man after shooing away the shark – an act of heroism that likely resulted in the man’s life being saved.

“I started splashing, made a lot of loud noises, and the next thing I know, I was kind of tunnel vision, and I grabbed him, put him on his boogie board,” Alexander said, adding that the lifeguard was at the helped rescue.

As a result of the attack, the man reportedly sustained serious injuries to his leg, which Alexander said had been “rather in tatters” from shin to foot.

A woman can be seen exiting the water while swimmers wade in the waters behind them, seemingly unaware of the two sharks

A woman can be seen exiting the water while swimmers wade in the waters behind them, seemingly unaware of the two sharks

Shark attacks and sightings have been increasing recently, forcing closures across the Atlantic from Florida to Maine

Shark attacks and sightings have been increasing recently, forcing closures across the Atlantic from Florida to Maine

More than 1,000 miles north along the Atlantic Seaboard, bites were also common, leading to several closures and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul to order state agencies to step up surveillance of the sharks.

The order followed a series of “Jaws”-like attacks off Long Island, in which four were bitten after multiple sightings in several beach communities.

Prior to 2022, there were only 12 recorded unprovoked bites in New York’s history, including four from the past decade, according to the International Shark Attack File at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

“We are taking steps to expand shark patrols and protect beachgoers from potentially dangerous situations,” Hochul said when announcing the order at a news conference in New York’s Suffolk County earlier this month.

“I encourage all New Yorkers to listen to local authorities and take precautions to ensure safe and responsible beach outings this summer.”

The governor said increased security measures would include the use of patrol boats, drones and helicopters along the Sound’s south shore, as well as increased outreach to residents about the dangers of the sea predators.

“Whether on land, on water or in the air,” said the governor, “we will use more robust patrols on the coasts.”

Since July 3, the New York area has seen four shark bites off three different Long Island beaches, as well as six other shark sightings, according to PIX11.

Out on the island about 80 miles from Rockaway, the village of Quogue is asking area swimmers and boaters to exercise caution after a dead, 7-8-foot shark washed ashore.

Earlier this month, a 7-8 foot shark washed up on the beach in front of the small village of Quoge on Long Island, about 80 miles from Rockaway

Earlier this month, a 7-8 foot shark washed up on the beach in front of the small village of Quoge on Long Island, about 80 miles from Rockaway

According to Lieutenant Daniel Hartman, the sighting was reported by a resident of the area and washed ashore before authorities could recover it

According to Lieutenant Daniel Hartman, the sighting was reported by a resident of the area and washed ashore before authorities could recover it

1659313700 136 Swimmers make a crazy plunge into the sea off Florida Shark sightings continue to plague beaches in the New York area, with video captured of one jumping out of the water in Queens

Shark sightings continue to plague beaches in the New York area, with video captured of one jumping out of the water in Queens

Video captured by the Rockaway Times shows the shark emerging briefly from the Atlantic to make a small spin before returning to the water

Video captured by the Rockaway Times shows the shark emerging briefly from the Atlantic to make a small spin before returning to the water

According to Lieutenant Daniel Hartman, the sighting was reported by a resident of the area and washed ashore before authorities could recover it.

Police in the area are in contact with local shark researchers to see what can be done and are asking people to get in touch if it is seen again.

Between East Atlantic Beach and Long Beach, more than six miles of ocean beach were closed last week as a result of the attacks. These beaches have since opened but are still on high alert.

The Florida of Natural History and the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File (ISAF) reported that from June 30 to July 20, 2022, there were six possible bites on Big Apple’s beaches.

Nearby Massachusetts, dozens of confirmed sightings forced the closure of Cape Cod, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app, with multiple sightings reported off Nauset Beach and North Beach Island.

The app recorded 25 sightings in the last two days alone – most recently on Saturday morning after a shark was spotted off Nauset Beach about 75 meters offshore.

Dozens of great white shark sightings have been reported in the area over the past week, fueled in part by unusually high temperatures coupled with recent conservation efforts to protect native shark species.

Sightings have been made as far away as Maine, with the state’s most popular beach at Popham Beach State Park closing around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday after a shark sighting.

Residents also reported another unconfirmed sighting near Small Point last week as beaches continue to close amid the spate of sightings.

According to the International Shark Attack File, the odds of being fatally attacked by a shark are less than 1 in 4 million.

Beachgoers watch as swimmers rush out of the water during Saturday's encounter

Beachgoers watch as swimmers rush out of the water during Saturday’s encounter

No one was injured during the melee - one of several sightings prompted by unusually high temperatures and increased shark conservation efforts

No one was injured during the melee – one of several sightings prompted by unusually high temperatures and increased shark conservation efforts

According to the International Shark Attack File, the odds of being fatally attacked by a shark are less than 1 in 4 million

According to the International Shark Attack File, the odds of being fatally attacked by a shark are less than 1 in 4 million