Sharks seen jumping out of water, feeding near Myrtle Beach shore

Sharks seen jump near Myrtle Beach shoreline

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina -- A Virginia family on vacation in Myrtle Beach captured quite a sight Monday morning: a group of sharks feeding along the shoreline.

Tara Savedge of Richmond told CBS affiliate WLTX that she and her family were out along a stretch of the beach at 53 Avenue North when her son and nephew went out to skimboard on the water.

Suddenly, she says they noticed a school of fish jumping up. "My husband said 'something's chasing them, maybe there's a shark in the water,'" said Savedge.

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She said for a brief moment, you could see the sharks jumping up too.

The beach had to be evacuated for about an hour or so.

Savedge told WLTX they don't know what type of shark it was, but a lifeguard who looked at the video she recorded on her phone estimated it was between four and six feet long.