Szulc added that the shark was maybe seven to eight feet behind him most of the time. Although swimmers were told to exit the water at 3:00 PM some were seen returning -- against orders -- only three hours later. Beach visitor Karen O'Connell said, "Everyone wanted to see it. There were people running toward it." O'Connell's daughter Grace said she was "psyched" about seeing the fish. Although there have been three shark sightings in the area since June 30, locals are quick to point out that there hasn't been a shark attack on a human since 1936. The increase in sharks is believed to be because of the increase of seals in the area.