Summer of the Shark

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Sat., September 1 at 3 p.m. ET
Sun., September 3 at 9 p.m. ET

You’ve lost your extra pounds. You’ve picked out the perfect swimsuit. You’re ready for your summer vacation by the beach.

But beware, shark sightings and attacks are on the rise.

This weekend, join host Jon Scott as Fox News Channel takes you inside The Summer of the Shark.

As more and more people flock to the sun and sand, the chance of a potential deadly encounter with a shark increases. We’ll share the experiences of those who have survived attacks.

We'll also recap the harrowing attacks that 12-year-old Jessie Arbogast and Krishna Thompson survived and examine how you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.

We'll visit what was probably the worst shark attack in history. Over five days 200 men were savaged by the steely predators. It happened at the end of World War II and this summer the survivors got together to share their stories.  We'll go inside the tragedy of the U.S.S. Indianapolis.

Plus, what is being done to protect bathers from sharks? We’ll meet an inventor who hopes his invention can save lives.

And, the endangered Great White Shark has found an unlikely ally in Jaws author Peter Benchley. We’ll tell you what changed his attitude towards sharks.