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."

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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