WATCH: Couple Attempts To Get Closer Look At Sharks With Homemade Cages

OUTER BANKS, NC (STORYFUL) - A couple of swimmers in Outer Banks, North Carolina are taking shark safety to new heights.

Over the weekend they attempted to take to the sea in home-made shark cages.

The video surfaced after a string of shark sightings in the area, as well as a number of recent attacks.

The couple can be seen in the video bravely heading into the water to put their cages to their test.

However, a lifeguard cut their adventure short, as he called them out of the water.

Credit: YouTube/Jordan Cutrell