Mary Hollifield

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People are warned to stay out after massive SHARK is spotted in Cornwall

Don't go into the water!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… Nope this isn’t Hollywood, this is England, Cornwall in fact.

The public have been warned to stay out of the water in Cornwall holiday spot after a 9ft-long  massive shark was spotted swimming in the harbour.

Experts believe from footage submitted to them it is a blue shark and have warned the public to keep its distance while it remains in the area.

Blue sharks are the most heavily fished shark in the world. In European waters the species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 

Also, it probably isn’t a good idea to try and feed the shark either, as one woman recently from Perth, was enjoying a holiday off the northwestern coast of Australia, cruising on a friend’s yacht, when she and her friends decided to feed the deceptively sharks swimming by their boat.

Instead of throwing the sharks some food, Melissa decided to try and feed one by hand and, well, the inevitable happened:

With all the force, the hungry shark sucked at Melissa’s right index finger, with its teeth ‘shredding’ her flesh from the bone.

A friend of her quickly managed to pull her back, and fortunately, Melissa only suffered a fractured finger from something which could’ve been a lot worse.