- Police doing a routine check on boats encountered a massive great white shark off the coast of Australia
- They named the shark Noah, who appeared to want to accompany police
A massive great white shark got a little too close; circling a patrolling South Australian police officers boat off the coast of Australia.
According to CBS News, South Australia Police were doing rounds on recreational boats at Tapley Shoal, nine nautical miles east of Edithburgh, when the shark swam up between the police dinghy and a small boat they had targeted for inspection.
“Police launch Investigator 2 had a close encounter with a great white shark today while patrolling at Tapley Shoal, about 9 nautical miles east of Edithburgh,” South Australia Police wrote on Facebook.
The 4.5 metre great white shark, affectionately named Noah, joined the operation and started following the officers.
“Noah wasn’t keen on being breath tested and our Water Operations Unit officers were happy to oblige!”
The video, posted on South Australia Police Facebook’s page, has been watched more than 160,000 times and has gained international attention.
Police launch Investigator 2 had a close encounter with a Great White shark today while patrolling at Tapley Shoal, about 9 nautical miles east of Edithburgh. Police were concentrating on recreational boats and checking registration, licences and safety equipment along with alcohol and drug testing operators when they were paid a visit by one of the locals. 30 boats were checked and pleasingly, no operators tested positive to drugs or alcohol and only a few minor breaches for safety equipment were found. Noah wasn't keen on being breath tested and our Water Operations Unit officers were happy to oblige!
Posted by SA Police News on Friday, March 30, 2018