Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Boy From Shark

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One young boy had a near encounter with the mean end of a shark while he was boogie-boarding last July 16, 2020. The incident happened close to Cocoa Beach, near Cape Canaveral in Florida and it was all captured on camera.

In the video, the person filming can be heard shouting to the boy:

“Hey buddy! Hey, there’s a shark right there.”

Fortunately, an off-duty police officer by the name of Adrian Kosicki, sprung into action by jumping into the water and pulling the boy to safety just as the shark went to make a pass at him.

Cocoa Beach Police & Fire issued a statement saying,

“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. Thanks to Adrian, we’ll never know what that shark’s intentions were, and that little boy will forever have a pretty cool story to tell. Great job!”

OFFICER PULLS BOY FROM CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH SHARKCocoa Beach Police Officer Adrian Kosicki was off-duty Thursday evening, July 16, walking on the beach with his wife near the pier when they noticed a shark approaching a small boy on a boogie board. 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. 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.Thanks to Adrian, we’ll never know what that shark’s intentions were, and that little boy will forever have a pretty cool story to tell. Great job!💪🦈

Posted by Cocoa Beach Police & Fire on Friday, July 17, 2020

The area is notorious for being the home to many different species of sharks. In fact, Florida is the leading state for shark attacks in all of the United States.

Watch the video below to see Officer Adrian Kosicki recalling the incident on Good Morning America.