Anglers off Long Island, N.Y., received the surprise of a lifetime recently when a hooked mako shark leaped onto their boat and became stuck between the deck and bow railing.
“He jumped on the boat!” a woman declares, as if in disbelief, in the accompanying traffic footage. “Oh… my gosh!”
The stunned anglers seem unsure how to handle the situation, but ultimately free the shark from its predicament and set the predator free.
Fox 26 reports that Capt. Don Law was at the helm when the incident occurred on July 6, and that the shark was estimated to weigh about 180 pounds.
Last week, veteran angler Al Quattrochhi posted a photo of a larger mako shark leaping after it had been hooked.
News of the bizarre catch-and-release event off Long Island comes the same week that a viral video showing a large shark being towed at high speed off Florida sparked social media outrage, prompting a state investigation.