Yes..at the beach in the '70's, my sis and I swam out to the sandbar that was out there. Other people were in the water closer to shore.
Took me a long time to get the courage to swim out there, it wasnt THAT far from shore, about 50-80 feet from shore if that. My sister and I were playing in the water, and I swam towards the sandbar...I thought she was still by me, something nudged me in the water. Actually pushing me, turning me around in the water and I told my sister to stop!!! Looked around and here she was up on shore yelling for me to get out of the water. It moved me again and I could not see anything. I about panicked! My Mom and sister were screaming for me on shore.
I actually swam as quick as I could to the shore. I swear God was with me that day. People were scambling out of the water....SHARK!
I was VERY lucky. And to this day Ive not been past my knees in the ocean, so that's over 37 years. Im 48!
at 7:41 AM on Dec. 31, 2010