Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Boy From Shark Encounter in Florida

A police officer saved a young boy from a potential shark encounter in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on July 16.

Off-duty officer Adrian Kosicki was walking along the beach near the pier with his wife when he noticed a shark approaching a small boy on a boogie board, Cocoa Beach Police and Fire said.

“Adrian made the decision to quickly enter the water and pull the boy from the surf as the shark began to get dangerously close, within only a couple of feet at its nearest distance,” they said.

“We’re certainly not marine biologists, educated and trained to differentiate between the various species of sharks, their respective feeding habits, and aggressiveness near swimmers. We just do what we do best—protect the public from harm.” Credit: Cocoa Beach Police and Fire via Storyful