Thursday 17 January 2019

Watch as Australian police encounter a shark bigger than their patrol boat

Noah the great white was not breathalysed.

(DigtialStorm/Getty Images)
(DigtialStorm/Getty Images)

By Taylor Heyman, Press Association

Police in Australia were surprised by a great white shark while patrolling on Friday.

Officers were carrying out licence, alcohol and registration checks at Tapley Shoal, about 9 nautical miles east of Edithburgh, in a small boat.

During their checks of 30 vessels, a curious great white shark approached them, passing close by.

Police launch Investigator 2 had a close encounter with a Great White shark today while patrolling at Tapley Shoal,...

Posted by South Australia Police on Friday, March 30, 2018

Sharing a video of the incident on Facebook, the force said the shark, which they named Noah, “wasn’t keen on being breath tested and our Water Operations Unit officers were happy to oblige!”

The video has been viewed more than 150,000 times.

Best of all, “no operators tested positive to drugs or alcohol and only a few minor breaches for safety equipment were found”.

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