US coast guard crew have near-miss with shark in Pacific Ocean

An officer on board the ship shot at an 8ft-long (2.4m) shark to deter it from attacking the crew members, who were swimming in the Pacific Ocean.

Almost 40 crew members were in the ocean at the time but Petty Officer Samuel Cintron who was on shark-watch duty on the Cutter Kimball managed to distract the shark.

No-one was injured and the creature appeared to swim away unharmed.

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