Girl and mother speak out after close encounter with Hawaii shark

Sheri Gouveia was recording her daughter, Anela, 6, playing in the water off the coast of Oahu on Sunday when she realized there was a shark near her child.
2:01 | 05/05/21

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We are back with that spike in shark sightings. This young girl coming within inches of a shark on a popular beach in Hawaii escaping just in time. Victor Oquendo is in Miami beach with more on the story for us. Good morning, Victor. Reporter: Good morning, robin. That young girl was with her mom when it happened. They tell us they are still shocked but thankfully they're okay. Up to our drone. This is the time of year the weather is warming up, more of us are going to the beach and at the same time the water is also warming up and bait fish are on the move migrating and sharks follow that food. That's what can lead to more encounters like this one. This is the moment a 6-year-old girl gets the fright of her life. A shark sneaking up on anela Rezentes. Her mom Sheri Gouveia realized it was a shark. She was like, mom, there was a shark in the water. I was like, no way, this would never ever happen to us. I'm so glad she left with all ten fingers and two hands. Reporter: This is the season sharks migrate so people need to be aware. This is the time of year where the sharks are moving through because of the bait migration. If we head to the beach and see seals we'll move into an area that looks quieter because we don't want to swim in the middle of the food chain. Reporter: Nothing new about sharks swimming this close to people. It's just easier to see them with phones and our cameras and drones in the sky. Expert advice, if you find yourself face-to-face, hold your ground and move toward it and try punching it in the nose. I know all of that is much easier said than done. Yes. I was going to say great advice but can you do? Thank you, Victor. Thank you so much. Coming up next, our "Play of

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