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Video shows off-duty officer saving boy from shark at Florida beach

A video shows the moment when an off-duty police officer saved a boy from a close encounter with a shark.

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A video shows the moment when an off-duty police officer saved a boy from a close encounter with a shark.

It happened last week, according to the Cocoa Beach Police Department in Florida.

The child was on a bodyboard when the officer noticed the shark dangerously close.

The officer rushed into the water and pulled the child away from the shark's path.

Take a look at the video above to see the rescue.