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Beachgoers wear personal shark cages

'Block Jaws' part of spoof video

Local 6: Morning News at 6a

A viral video of a Richmond couple wading into the ocean off North Carolina in their own personal shark cages is more than meets the eye.

Scott and Sandi Bergman say they designed the "Block Jaws" as a joke for part of a spoof video.

However, in a summer filled with violent shark attacks, some people thought the couple was being extra cautious.

The cages are actually made of PVC and plastic.

The Bergmans will release the spoof video soon, but in the meantime they said they hope everyone in the ocean stays safe.