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U.S. Coast Guard Opens FIRE On Shark Swimming Dangerously Near Crew! -- See The Crazy Video!!

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By Mike Walters

The U.S. Coast guard got an unwelcomed guest at their 'swim call' while members of the crew were taking a dip in the ocean -- a 6-foot shark -- who got close enough they were forced to open fire!!

The viral video comes from a National Security Cutter called 'Kimball' who posted the incident on it's Facebook page, calling it one of the "most amazing events many of us have ever experienced at sea."

According to Coast Guard officials, the incident unfolded Tuesday afternoon after their operations had been completed for the day and conditions were perfect for a swim!

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U.S. Coast Guard Opens Fire On 6-Foot Shark Swimming Near Crew!

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"We have hundreds of years at sea between all of us and no one has seen or heard of a shark actually showing up during a swim call," a spokesperson said.

He continued, "This goes to show why we prepare for any and everything. We just didn’t think it would be a swim call shark attack!"

The Coast Guard shared video and photos of the incident, including a photo of an officer standing on the ship and firing an assault rifle at the large predator.

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See The Insane Video!!

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In a statement on social media, the Coast Guard explained how they had just entered the water when the giant shark started swimming towards the crew.

"As if right out of a Hollywood movie, a 6-8 foot shark (no exaggeration) surfaced at the Rescue Door and was swimming toward 30-40 people in the water about 30 feet away. Everyone on the Flight Deck had a bird's eye view. A review of video shot by a crew member reveals it was likely a Long-Fin Mako or Pelagic Thresher Shark - not something to mess with!" they said.

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In a description of the shooting, the Coast Guard explained, a crew member "fired a well-aimed burst right at/on top of the shark to protect shipmates just feet away. It turned away for a few seconds then turned back. We kept directing people out of the water while keeping a clear line of sight on the shark. (He) fired bursts as needed to keep the shark from his shipmates with amazing accuracy. The shark would wave off with each burst but kept coming back toward our shipmates. It wasn't the panic of the 4th of July scene from JAWS, but once everyone realized what was happening, they moved with a purpose!"

Everyone Is Safe, Including The Shark!

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BTW -- As for the shark, they said, "We don't think the shark was injured. Our goal was to keep it away from shipmates, not harm it if possible. It was most likely curious and not looking for a meal. We picked our location to try and avoid such an encounter but it is their ocean after all. It later joined a few smaller buddies that showed up and they swam off together."

Plus, no one got bit!!

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