April 2 (UPI) — Australian officers out on a small police boat found themselves on the receiving end of a pursuit when a large great white shark chased them.
The South Australia Police said the officers aboard Investigator 2 were patrolling at Tapley Shoal, about 9 miles east of Edithburgh, and conducting inspections of recreational boats as well as alcohol and drug testing boat operators.
“[Thirty] boats were checked and pleasingly, no operators tested positive to drugs or alcohol and only a few minor breaches for safety equipment were found,” police wrote.
The boat did have an unusual close encounter with a curious great white shark that followed the vessel for a few moments. Police nicknamed the shark “Noah.”
“Noah wasn’t keen on being breath tested and our Water Operations Unit officers were happy to oblige!” police said.