Hove Beach ‘shark’ sighting TikTok video goes viral Brighton News

JUST when you thought it was safe to get back into the water… images emerged of an apparently spinning ‘SHARK’ in the shallows off a Sussex beach.

Ty Coates was with a friend in Hove Lawns at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 30 when he claims he spotted the creature lurking amid the crashing waves.

The shark’s fin sign that was stopping your heart was visible above the waterline in the video as its body turned away from the pebbles.

He said it was “big” but difficult to estimate exactly how long the creature was.

The Argus contacts shark experts for their opinion.

Since sharing it on his social media platforms, including TikTok, Mr Coates said more than a million people have seen the footage.

“We went there for a walk yesterday and then we saw it,” he said. “My friend was sort of freaked out. We were both going around in circles, just screaming.

“When we calmed down and regained our composure, we recorded it.”

On the video footage, Ty used a caption: “You’ll never believe what we saw today.”

He is then heard saying “oh my god” as he records the short video clip of what appears to be a shark in the water off Hove.

Ty said, “I’ve never heard of anything like this here before. I didn’t know you could catch sharks in England or Brighton.

“It was big, and some comments on my social media said the shark looked huge. People said you can see them in UK, but it’s very rare. Maybe he went to shore if he was pregnant.

The Argus: a creature resembling a shark was seen on the beach of HoveA shark-like creature was seen on Hove beach

According to the Shark Trust, there are 21 species of sharks in UK waters year round

But it’s unlikely to see one on a trip to the beach. Small-spotted cat sharks and nurses are the most likely to leave traces of eggs.

There are 11 species of deep-sea sharks, including the dogfish, spiny dogfish, kitefin shark, and gulper shark.

Basking sharks also visit UK waters.

The Trust says the so-called ‘dangerous’ sharks have never been spotted in UK waters.

The Shark Trust has been contacted for comment.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-01 16:52:31