Video: Drone operator uses speaker system to alert surfer about lurking shark in Australia

Posted at 8:01 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 10:43:39-04

AUSTRALIA — Drone footage emerged on Tuesday of a large shark swimming close to a surfer off Werri Beach in New South Wales, Australia.

The surfer is seen turning his board to make for the shore as the shark gets closer.

The surfer heard an alert message from the drone operator, blaring out "Shark! Shark! Shark! Evacuate the water immediately!"

According to The West Australian, the drone operator, Chris Joyce, said the drone's speaker system also scared the shark away.

Joyce, who was patrolling the area as part of a volunteer search and rescue service, estimated that the shark was between 9.5 to 13 feet long. It was either a Bronze Whaler or a young Great White.