Orindan Ranie Pearce was attempting to swim the Kaiwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu, Hawaii last week – a daunting distance a skosh over 28 choppy open ocean miles – when a Niuhi (Tiger Shark) took an interest in her progress and came just a little too close for comfort.
Ranie’s chase boat says there were actually two sharks in the water with the swimmer, but that they could only get one on camera at a time.
Ranie is fine. Shark probably just wanted a little company. It gets lonely in the open ocean.
Our best to Ranie and hopefully she’ll be able to make her swim in the future.
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Hopefully the chase boat wasnt playing the theme from Jaws!!! Something more inspirational like Rocky!!
Sticking with theold backyard pool thank you very much. Brave woman!
Audacious effort!! Gorgeous blue water. Better luck ahead!
What an amazing undertaking! I hear that music when I take a shower so I don’t think I’ll be attempting any ocean swims in my future. And I think they’re going to need a bigger boat!!!!
No thank you. Kudos to Ms. Pearce but if I ever find myself swimming in the open ocean like that there better be a cruise ship sinking underneath me. Wow.
No disrespect but she appears to pick up the pace a little swimming for the boat!!! I’d be setting a world record if not walking on water. How big was it??