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Fighting sharks draw a crowd in shallow water at Florida beach

By Ben Hooper

June 29 (UPI) -- A visitor to a Florida beach captured video of a fight between two sharks that drew a crowd of onlookers to the shallow waters.

Stephanie Stevens Adcock of Arkansas said she was visiting the beach in Okaloosa Island with her family Monday when a group of about seven sharks appeared in the shallow water about 3 p.m.

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Adcock, who posted video of the incident to Facebook, said two of the sharks appeared to be fighting.

"My son's friend was snorkeling way out there and we were yelling for him to come in," Adcock told the Northwest Florida Daily News. "Everyone else had made it out of the water and he was unaware of what was going on! My husband ran out there to help him out."

Adcock said everyone made it safely out of the water and the sharks, which came as close as 2 feet to the shore, hung around for about 10 minutes.

She said a lifeguard told onlookers the sharks were likely reef or bull sharks.

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