VIDEO: Shark swims near surfer in Australia

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AUSTRALIA (CBS NEWSPATH) – Drone footage emerged on Tuesday showing a large shark swimming close to a surfer off Werri Beach in New South Wales, Australia.

The surfer turns his board towards the shore as the shark gets closer.

The surfer heard an alert message from a drone operator, saying “Shark! Shark! Shark! Evacuate the water immediately!”

The drone operator was patrolling the area as part of a volunteer search and rescue service.

The shark was either a Bronze Whaler or young great white estimated to be about 9 1/2 to 13 feet in length.

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