A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts received more shock and amusement than expected when a great white shark leaped out of water next to the charter boat and stole a fish off one of the boy's line. The video clip was posted on a social media site by Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video on Saturday, told New England Cable News it “gave us a pretty good scare.”His son Jack can be seen on the video jumping back as the shark breaches the water’s surface.The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed it was a great white, as did Marc Costa, captain of the Orleans-based Columbia Sportfishing vessel.
Costa said the boat was about three miles west of Great Island in Wellfleet when the shark made its leap.
Meanwhile, the internet has been buzzing of shocked responses. While one user wrote, "I think we are going to need a bigger boat", another one remarked saying, "Who wants to go fishing or who wants to be fished". Read some of the reactions below:
That boy was last seen running on water towards the coast...— Shane Frazier (@SFraije333) July 21, 2019
I think we're gonna need a bigger boat.— Patrick Laverty (@plaverty24) July 20, 2019
@BetterinPairs crazy!— Stephanie Viva (@StephViva86) July 21, 2019
(Inputs from Associated Press)