Shark stunt leaves Finsbury Park rowers with dropped jaws

An stunt by House PR and the Discovery Channel left Finsbury Park revellers shocked when a shark fin emerged from the water and interrupted the calm of a mid-morning punt.

Jaws dropped: A shark fin appears in Finsbury Park lake
Jaws dropped: A shark fin appears in Finsbury Park lake

Luckily for the boaters, it was all part of a prank marking the launch of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel starting this Sunday (10 August).

The technical stunt was set up by special effects designer Jamie Campbell by using a polystyrene fin mounted on to a 3m tubular frame, with internal ballast and flotation devices.   

To add to the scene, a rowing boat with a chunk taken out of it was placed on the island on the boating lake.  

Rich Turner, Board Director at House PR said: "Tapping into people's fears and fascination with these magnificent creatures gave us the platform to create entertaining content and Fins-bury Park was the perfect setting for this light-hearted prank."

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