Tuesday, 1st January dawned bright and sunny on the east coast of Australia.
A perfect day to spend at the beach
basking in the sun
and cooling off in the sparkling blue water.
That's what 40 000+ people were doing today at Bondi beach, Sydney.
That is until the shark alarms went off at 4:15pm and all those people fled from the water.
It's an eerie sight to see no-one swimming - in fact hardly anyone has even a toe in the water !!!
A surf patrol boat was doing a routine surveillance run up the coast when the lifesavers on board thought they saw a large shark off Bondi Beach.
The all clear was finally given at 4:40pm when swimmers we once again allowed into the water.
Bet they all stayed close to the shore !!
You can read about it here