Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Hammerhead shark kayaker: Huge shark takes kayaker on 12-mile ride

See also

A hammerhead shark took a kayaker on a 12-mile trip after latching on to the kayaker's fishing line in Boynton Inlet. On March 26, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Adam Fisk, a student at Florida Atlantic University, posted a video of his crazy adventure and now his story is going viral.

"I figured if my line was holding up I would get the best video I could, just to show my friends. I never thought I would get this far," said Fisk of his experience. Hoping for a career with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fisk was doing something that was just up his alley -- hanging out with a shark in the open waters of Florida.

The hammerhead shark kayaker story made waves on sites like Reddit, Gawker, and Huff Post. The 6-minute long video that Fisk made using a head-mounted camera is somewhat cool to see (although many people would say that Fisk was in great danger). Fisk probably didn't think that he would be towed by a hammerhead shark never mind be a bit of an Internet sensation!

Fisk and the shark stayed together for "several hours" and didn't lose touch until somewhere in Lake Worth, Fla. -- 12 miles from where Fisk originally dropped his fishing line.

Check out the hammerhead shark towing the kayaker in the video above.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

Advertisement

News

  • Israel, Hamas clash in Gaza
    At least 550 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza in the third week of the war
    Video
    Video
  • Pro-Russia guards
    President Obama criticizes pro-Russian rebels for blocking off the MH17 crash site
    World News
  • National Guard at Texas border
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border
    US News
  • Unlikely Putin defender
    The unlikeliest US politician comes to the defense of Russia's president, Vladimir Putin
    Politics
  • iPhone 6 coming soon
    Apple is gearing up for the iPhone 6, orders tens of millions of units
    Tech
  • Gynecologist settlement
    Johns Hopkins agrees to $190M settlement for patients recorded by gynecologist
    Strange News

Related Videos:

  • Colorado Pot Store
    <iframe width="600" height="450" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NV0nQgwQDLc?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Beach hole collapses: Man dies as walls of sand cave in on him
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518336713" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518336713&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Duran Duran
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oOg5VxrRTi0?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>