Woman snaps chilling photo of sharks swimming just feet from oblivious beachgoers

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Woman snaps chilling photo of sharks swimming just feet from oblivious beachgoers

A woman on vacation took to social media to share a series of photos depictinga group of oblivious beachgoers wading in water just feet from lurking sharks

A woman on vacation took to social media to share a series of photos depicting a group of oblivious beachgoers wading in water just feet from lurking sharks.

Ginger Gilmer, a Virginia native living in Tennessee, was visiting North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina last Friday when she snapped the concerning images from the 15th floor of a resort, WESH reports. 

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"Why I go to the beach to get in the pool! SHARKS!!!!" Gilmer wrote in a now-viral Facebook post, which has been shared over 24,000 times. "Not one person had an idea of what was lurking around them."

Gilmer told Myrtle Beach Online that she didn't share the images to make people hate the creatures but, rather, to advise beachgoers to be aware of their surroundings. 

"The people in the water were clearly not aware. It was an awesome sight, but scary," she said. 

"(I have) mad respect for the sharks," she added. "They are amazing predators and they are right where God intended them to be. I love the beach and will definitely go back."

 

However, despite her intentions to revisit the popular summer destination, Gilmer wrote on Facebook that she has no intentions of ever swimming in the ocean again. 

"Can’t see the bottom, not swimming in it!" she ended her post.