Hammerhead Shark Takes Boynton Beach Man for a Two-Hour Ride
While some Broward teens are getting national attention for snagging a 14-foot hammerhead shark off Boca Raton, one Boynton Beach man has one-upped them by hooking his kayak up to a hammerhead and letting it drag him around for a joyride on the ocean for several hours.
The 22-year-old man was fishing on his kayak in the Boynton Inlet when he spotted the monstrous shark.
But instead of paddling away in a mad flailing panic, like most of us would do, the man grabbed his fishing pole, got his Hemingway on, and went on an eight-mile, two-hour adventure with a man-eating predator.
The man, Adam Fisk, shot the whole thing on video and, as proof that he wasn't eaten alive during the trek, uploaded it to YouTube under the all-encompassing title "Lone Man Gets Towed for Miles in Kayak by 11 Foot Hammerhead Shark."
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Fisk spotted the shark early Sunday morning while he was fishing. After being in the water for several hours, he caught himself a 15-pound mackerel. But shortly after this, Fisk says he felt his kayak jerk violently. The kayak then took off. That's when Fisk realized he was being dragged by a hammerhead shark.
Instead of cutting the line, Fisk grabbed his video camera and began to shoot.
"I figured if my line was holding up I would get the best video I could, just to show my friends," Fisk told the Tampa Bay Times. "I never thought I would get this far."
Fisk shot only six minutes of the two-hour ride because, as he told the Tampa Bay Times, he was worried about his head-mounted camera's battery life.
Because that's what you worry about when a massive shark is dragging you and your tiny kayak around the ocean for miles and miles.
This is the second time in the last week a hammerhead has made the news in our parts. Just last week, a couple of FAU students who went shark fishing in Boca caught themselves a monster 700-pound hammerhead. They eventually released the shark.
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