(CAPE COD, Mass.) -- Walter Szulc will likely never forget the first time he went kayaking thanks to the great white shark that appeared directly behind him, trailing his kayak.
Szulc was kayaking 100-150 yards off the waters of Cape Cod, Mass., Saturday when hundreds of beachgoers saw the shark’s dorsal fin about 10 feet behind him. People began to point in Szulc’s direction while yelling “shark.”
“I just reacted. I thought it was either it or I’m getting in so I just paddled like no tomorrow,” Szulc said. “I kind of ran out of the water like a little child.”
More than 3,000 swimmers at Nauset Beach were asked to get out of the water when the shark was sighted.
It was the third great white sighting in Cape Cod in the past couple of weeks. The sharks are drawn to the area because of a huge spike in the seal population, and seals are essentially shark bait.
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