Paddleboarder Spots Shark at Panama City Beach

Ella Burgess spots a shark while paddleboarding in Panama City.

10-year-old Ella Burgess was paddleboarding along Panama City Beach Thursday, when she spotted a shark heading straight toward her. We all know they’re out there in the Gulf of Mexico, but the shark doesn’t appear to have any interest in Ella or the other swimmers. In fact, it appears the shark may have gotten caught in a sand bar.

Regardless, the swimmers swam into shore until the shark made its way back out into the Gulf. In a Facetime interview, Ella says seeing the shark so close was still pretty scary, but she says she has no fears of getting back into the water.

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