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Great white shark attacks 2 off coast of Massachusetts

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 04, 2014

Two women are alive after a very close encounter with a great white shark.

Ida Parker and Kristin Orr had taken their kayaks out in Plymouth, Massachusetts. A shark flipped them and had one of the kayaks in its jaws. 

"It was dark gray, pointy nose, big teeth, big eye. It was right next to me. It was petrifying."

"Being in the water and thinking: 'Is it under us? Is it around us? Is it going to come back? What if I move? Is someone going to get to me? Is anyone going to come save us?' ... We sat in the water for about 30 minutes. It was the scariest 30 minutes of my life."

The pair waited in the water that long for someone to see them and get rescue help.

To see the shark and learn more about the scary encounter, watch this Newsy video.