Fortunately, he released it and made sure it swam away. Big shark.
In January, the 2,300-pound shark had been tracked as far south as the Kennedy Space Center, where she lingered for days several miles offshore, before heading north into Volusia County.
While diving they normally run into a lot of lemon sharks, hammerheads, and bull sharks.
Bobby Baughman was trying out a new surfboard when something grabbed his foot.
He said he had been surfing near Cocoa Beach Pier this afternoon. He finished riding a wave, so he hopped off the board and dove underwater to let the next one pass over him. He kicked off the bottom, but then he felt something clamp on his right foot.
Catching and releasing a shark usually involves an angler removing a hook or cutting the line and watching the shark swim away. This bold angler outside of Lee County, Fla., decided he wanted to assure that the exhausted 300-pound predator he had just caught could swim away safely.
Seeing that the bull shark was struggling, the fisherman jumped overboard and wrapped his arms around the lower half of its body, helping the shark regain some energy. It appeared to work.
Bull sharks are considered by many to be among the most dangerous sharks in the world. This one could have attacked even in its exhausted state, but this angler decided to risk his life to make sure the shark could swim away safely.
DESTIN – Authorities say a shark bit a boy wading in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle.
What a day! Neptune smiled, and sent the reef shark to hang out with us. We spent about 30 minutes with this curious critter. He would come in, take a look, then circle at the edge of visibility and cruise by again. The first few passes he stayed about 15 feet away, then started getting closer and closer. An encounter like this is a true gift! I even had some shots that were out of focus because he was too close to the camera.
Two men on a Florida beach have suffered shark attacks in water as shallow as three feet.
A Florida shark attack has left an 11-year-old girl with scars on her lower leg and a shark tooth to remember the encounter by.