Shark advisory issued after 15 Great Whites spotted near California beach

Jackie Newman
May 12, 2017

"They are advising that you exit the water in a calm manner", the police said in the announcement.

"The fact that we have so many sharks and so many surfers in the water with so few incidents, it's a testament that they don't normally make mistakes", said Nosal.

"You are paddle boarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks", Stockbridge said.

"Please do not enter the water", the deputy warned.

Sightings are not uncommon along the coast, but attacks are rare. Above, a great white shark that presumably did no such thing.

Video posted online by the Orange County Sheriff's Department shows the sharks swimming near several people in the water at Dana Point. Most of the white sharks we have in Southern California are juveniles - less than 10-12 feet.

A shark swims near onlookers in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach on May 10, 2017.

Along with the O.C. Sheriff's Department, authorities at Camp Pendleton urged beachgoers to steer clear of the water.

The sighting occurred while shark advisories were in place in the region.

She is recovering from wounds to part of her upper thigh. The family is also asking people to donate with Pacific Marine Credit Union - care of "Support Leeanne" - or to donate blood in her honor.

Doctors were attempting to fix nerve damage to restore function to her leg, although it is unclear if she will be able to walk again.

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