Video shows shark swim dangerously close to 11-year-old: 'She saw a fin coming up out of the water'

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Many who venture into the ocean fear a shark could be right around the corner at any time.

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A terrifying video shows a young girl swimming at a beach in South Carolina as a shark’s fin comes out of the water and approaches her.

Sara Oister, 11, was boogie-boarding before the scary incident occurred, according to WPVI.

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“I was taking video of her, and all of a sudden, she starts running out of water,” said Sara’s mom, Nicole Oister. “She said she saw a fin coming up out of the water towards her ... I looked back on the video to see if I had captured it, I did.”

The pre-teen described her feeling following the harrowing moment.

“Even though I know we’re in their habitat, I didn’t think I was going into that day thinking I was going to be right next to a shark,” Sara said.

Luckily, the altercation didn't lead to any sort of injuries.

This isn’t the first time this summer a young girl was involved in a shark incident.

Earlier this month, a day at the beach turned into a scene out of a horror movie for a young girl in Maryland.

Jordan Prushinski was swimming in knee-deep water at the beach in Ocean City when things took a gruesome turn.

“I didn’t really realize what was going on until I was on the beach and I was bleeding everywhere,” she told WBRE. “I thought a horseshoe crab had got lifted up and hit against my shins, and I don’t like the sea creatures, so I rushed out immediately to find blood everywhere, with cuts all over my left leg.”

Jordan’s mother, Melissa Prushinski, ran to get help and was assisted by a vacationing couple that happened to be a nurse and paramedic. They quickly began administering first aid to the 12-year-old’s wounds.

Jordan was taken to a local hospital and received 42 stitches for the 20 cuts on her legs. However, while Jordan never saw what bit her, her family is confident it was a shark.

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