Authorities close Praia after “mysterious” Creature appears in the Sea
Bournemouth authorities have decided to temporarily close the beach as a precautionary measure whilst an investigation is ongoing.
The oceans cover 70% of our planet’s surface and are still the least explored places by humans. Hidden beneath the waters are creatures beyond our imagination. However, although marine experts reveal the wonders of many of these species, researchers still have much to discover. In fact, we don’t even know how many species exist in the depths.
Every year many new marine species are discovered. However, is it possible for some of these unknown creatures to unexpectedly appear on a beach? Well maybe that’s what happened in the UK.
Lifeguards on a beach in England have ordered beachgoers to return to shore after a huge, unidentified sea creature capsized a fisherman’s boat. According to the local press, the strange incident took place on the afternoon of the 4th of August in the neighborhood of Boscombe, which is on the coast of the English Channel. Several people have reported seeing a huge creature in the water.
“There were some splashes in the water” recalled one of the bathers who witnessed the disturbing moment unfold. “And first responders said they hadn’t seen anything like it in their 35 years of experience.”
Subsequently, a rescue team scoured the entire area in search of the creature but could not find anything that could explain the strange sighting. However, a fisherman who was in the water at the time said he had an encounter with the sea monster. “I was pulling a bait towards shore and something grabbed it,” Darron Tapper told local newspaper the Daily Echo. “My kayak almost knocked me over.”
When he turned to see what it was, he only saw “a great shadow” that disappeared into the depths. He came to believe it could be a shark. Although the experienced fisherman had never seen such a creature in those waters before, he came to this conclusion because he didn’t know what else it could be.
“If you had seen my rod and reel being taken away I wouldn’t have stood a chance if the kayak had overturned,” remembers Tapper. “God knows what would have happened, I looked like a seal in my wetsuit. It’s quite possible that it was a shark I keep speculating I don’t know what else would have that strength. In 13 years I’ve never experienced this and it’s a little thrilling to think I’ve escaped the creature’s clutches.”
Bournemouth authorities told local newspaper the Daily Echos that they had decided to temporarily close the beach as a precautionary measure while an investigation was ongoing. While there has been no official confirmation from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) of what the sea creature was, experts in the field believe it could be a large shark. But shark sightings are rare in the UK but scientists have warned they could become more common as a result of climate change.
A video released on social media shows what the mysterious creature may be. In the images, the animal appears next to a surfer on the beach. What most draws attention is the strange appearance of the animal, mainly due to its spider-like shape, with four long legs.