VIDEO: Kayaker is chased by shark

Still frame from kesukseeker/YouTube video
Still frame from kesukseeker/YouTube video

(WFLA) – This is footage you’ll want to watch. A kayaker encountered a shark while in the Matanzas Inlet.

A Jacksonville TV station said the footage was captured through Drew Trousdell’s GoPro camera. Trousdell is a kayak instructor. “It wasn’t until I hit the beach and really considered the severity of it and the lack of my preparedness that it really kind of set in,” he told News 4 JAX. “Had it been the hand versus the paddle, it could have gone a lot different.”

Watch the video below to see the full encounter. Read more here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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