TOURISTS WERE seen fleeing a busy Mallorca beach last weekend after a shark swam to the water’s edge and thrashed around in the shallows.
The incident – which took place last Sunday at Platja de Palma – was caught on video and shared thousands of times on social media.
It was one of several shark sightings on Mallorcan beaches over the weekend.
Three unidentified species of shark were spotted at another nearby beach last Sunday, with bathers called out of the water by lifeguards – no injuries were reported.
More than 40 species of shark are thought to inhabit the Mediterranean and while attacks on humans are extremely rare, they do occur.
Last month a blue shark was believed to have attacked a bather in Ibiza, leaving her wounded.