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Marine catches great white shark on viral video: Drags shark onto beach

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A marine catches a great white shark and it is all caught on camera. He reeled the shark in from the beach, which to his knowledge is the first time a great white shark was caught off a beach in the U.S., according to 10 News on Dec. 12.

In the U.S. it is against the law for a fisherman to deliberately fish for a great white shark, but that is not what this marine was doing. Marine Jeff Fangman had just moved to California with his family from the Gulf Coast and his wife and daughter joined him at the beach while he went fishing. The last thing on his mind was that he was about to snag a great white.

He’s an experienced fisherman and has caught all types of sharks, but never a great white. His wife was there and she was able to video the great white shark adventure in what would become a video that goes viral online.

Knowing that he would have to get the young female great white back out into deeper water to keep it alive, he reeled the fish in for 25 minutes until it was close enough for him to pull it out of the water. He dragged it up onto the sand so he could get the hook out of the creature’s mouth before releasing the shark.

He said he was exhausted from this “mind-blowing” event, but as you can see on the video he took a few seconds to show the camera the shark's mouth with its long row of sharp teeth. The shark looked big enough to take off an appendage, as a leg or arm would easily fit into the wide mouth seen on the camera.

Fangman was one elated fisherman after having the opportunity to reel in a great white shark. Check out the video above and watch the marine catch what could very well be his catch of a lifetime! His wife did a great job at documenting this ordeal, as the video she shot give him proof for his fish that got away story.

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