Shark scare for Ohope swimmers

Concern from beach goers after a large bronze whaler shark got a little too close to swimmers on Saturday afternoon.

A man reportedly walked into the surf at knee depth amongst swimmers, before emptying a bucket of guts and fish heads.

The dumping brought in several sharks, scaring swimmers including children.

Swimmer Debbie Staun says she made it out, but it was a terrifying experience.

Sam Gardner