Charlotte man’s video shows shark near shore at Atlantic Beach

Beachgoers yell “shark! shark!” in a Charlotte man’s video of a close encounter at Atlantic Beach this weekend.

Josh Fox told WSOC that he’d never seen a shark so close to shore before. It was in six to 12 inches of water Saturday afternoon, he said.

“It’s their area and we’re the guests, and so it’s something I think about any time I get in the water,” Fox told the TV station.

While shark sightings are fairly common on the Carolinas coast, attacks on people are rare.

The International Shark Attack File records only 63 confirmed, unprovoked attacks in North Carolina waters since 1837.

Bruce Henderson: 704-358-5051, @bhender