HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released video footage Wednesday night of a close encounter with a school of sharks.

Harbor Patrol deputies were patrolling offshore in Huntington Beach Monday morning when they spotted a shark swimming just below the surface, officials said.

The deputies then notified local lifeguards and warned stand-up paddleboarders who were nearby.

Later that afternoon, deputies returned to the area and spotted the shark almost immediately.

“OCSD airship Duke was contacted and asked to do a flyby. Upon their arrival, they counted at least six sharks around the fireboat, approximately 5 to 6 feet in length,” officials said.

(credit: OCSD)

(credit: OCSD)

A GoPro camera captured video of the incident.

(credit: OCSD)

(credit: OCSD)

CBS2/KCAL9 chopper spotted several sharks in the same area in April.

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