VIDEO: Drone footage captures harrowing moment a school of sharks surround little boy

A man on a Bahamas beach launched a drone to capture images of the breathtaking turquoise water, but caught more than he bargained for as sharks appeared to converge on a young boy.

The drone, launched by Artem Tkachenko, showed the child stepping into the water, completely unaware that a school of sharks were swimming toward him.

Five of the sharks appeared to be surrounding the youngster when Tkachenko began screaming at the boy to run.

“Thank God he heard me,” Tkachenko said.

The boy swam away as fast as he could from the beasts, and was unharmed.

Thanks to an eye in the sky, a potentially serious situation was avoided. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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