A HUGE shark was locked in a life-or-death battle caught on camera in shock footage.
Soon beachgoers had gathered round to film the dreadful scene, capturing the anguish from just a few feet away.
And though animal experts soon arrived on scene to help the deadly predator, the shark was later discovered dead nearby.
Mark Shwartz was among those who filmed the beast, capturing the scene as one local approaches the ailing creature.
Sean Van Sommeran of the Pelagic Research Shark Foundation said it was unclear what had happened to the shark.