Oban Jones, 21, filmed his incredible encounter witht the 6ft Porbeagle shark during a day out at sea. His footage shows the shark’s fin protruding out of the water as it makes its way towards the boat. Oban was alone at sea on Sunday when the mighty beast made its way towards his vessel.
The shark can be seen zipping around the boat, swimming just below the surface.
Oban, who works in marine technology,
In the video he captured, he says: “Well, I don’t know what to say right now, but that right there is a big shark and I’m in a very, very small boat.
“Wow, Porbeagle shark, north coast of Cornwall, that’s amazing.
“I don’t know if I should be terrified or feeling very lucky to see this.”
He said the encounter happened about a mile north of Trevose Head lighthouse in Padstow.
After swimming inquisitively around the fishing boat, the shark swam off and Oban managed to get back to shore safely.
After taking time to reflect on his dramatic experience, the young fisherman described the memorable moment.
He said: “It was a perfect day to be at sea even in a small boat such as mine.
“The sun was shining and there wasn’t a breath of wind. A light swell was rolling in from the Atlantic.
“I had just finished unhooking a bass I had caught on a nearby patch of reef when I noticed a large dorsal fin approaching the vessel at a fair pace.
“At first I was slightly confused, after all it did not resemble the typical marine life I was used to encountering such as seals, dolphins and sunfish.
“The dorsal fin continued to approach and it soon became clear that this was something rather different and special, a Porbeagle!
“The shark began to circle my SIB slowly showing signs of curiosity.”
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