(WESH) Sharks were seen cruising within just a few feet of swimmers in Daytona Beach Monday.

"The tail was just up and down, so we kind of followed it for a while and then it just disappeared," witness Fran Kumpf said.

A helicopter overhead tracked multiple sharks, including one in the shallow area.

Several times, one came within just a few arms lengths of unsuspecting swimmers.

Some people said they knew sharks were a possibility in this area, but now after actually seeing one, they are going to try to be more careful.

"They were pretty close, so imagine if your kids go far. You know, watch your kids," witness Enrique Herrera said.

Volusia County leads the state in the number of confirmed shark bites.

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