People Still Swimming Despite Sharks

People Still Swimming Despite Sharks

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A rare double flag warning is up near Alabama Point at Orange Beach for a dangerously high volume of sharks in the area, but that hasn't stopped people from swimming.

News 5 encountered dozens of people swimming in the waters near Perdido Pass, where authorities are urging people to stay out of the water for a rare shark event. Hundreds of sharks have been spotted by News 5 during a helicopter flight both on Saturday and Sunday.

Beach safety supervisor Melvin Shepard says anyone entering the water can be fined. 
 
Shepard says the shark swarm may be linked to a large number of fish carcasses in the water during red snapper season.
 
MORE SHARK STORIES:
Hundreds of Sharks Seen from Sky:  wkrg.co/1oDQRJZ 
Historic Shark Event Reaches Day Two:  wkrg.co/SHMSA3 
 

 
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