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Couple's 'narrow escape' from hammerhead shark in Florida

The shark appears to be more interested in a stingray than the two paddling humans. Credit: Scott McCain/YouTube

A couple had a narrow escape from an encounter with a large hammerhead shark when they were paddling off a beach in Florida.

In the video, filmed from a hotel above the beach, the pair seem oblivious to the dark mass swimming slowly towards them, despite the urgent cries of onlookers.

It wasn't until the shark's tail broke the surface that the two people began to leave the water with some urgency.

Fortunately, it appears that the shark was more interested in chasing down a stingray than the two nearby humans.