The lifeguards of swimming offshore near Oceanside Pier have confirmed on Sunday morning that they have spotted a shark. The shark was swimming about 300 yards from the pier, which is too near.
Oceanside Fire Department’s Beach Lifeguard Sgt. Gregory Trebbe, said the shark was approximately 9 feet long, but the species is still unclear.
A video footage shows the shark got captured by a fishing line or net of some sort and while someone climbed down the ladder of the side of a pier to attempt to free it.
Trebbe explains about the video, along with what was captured on video and as per him the person was “able to get the shark off the hook after approximately 25 minutes, but he did not state how.”
After this the Oceanside Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division announced publically about the shark in the water. Also, they posted signs in the beach and further investigation was done by their vessel.
Trebbe said that “The Oceanside Fire Department Lifeguard Division would like to reiterate that sightings are rare along our coastline”. He also added, “Additionally, when seen, these animals are typically just passing through our waters.” No one has been injured by this incident as reported till now.