A 60-pound shark was caught several feet from swimmers off the shore of Carolina Beach. (Source: YouTube)
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) -
We're often told sharks only need a few feet of water to swim in… keeping beach goers on their toes. A man relaxing on Carolina Beach proved this to be true when he captured footage of some fishermen catching a 60-pound shark just feet away from other swimmers.
YouTube user kmcgee6969 uploaded the nearly 16-minute video on July 6 showing a group of fishermen reeling something in while standing on the beach.
The first ten minutes of the video shows the men struggling to reel the shark in, before finally pulling it onto the beach.
The final few minutes are quite nerve-racking as the men attempt to get the hook out of the shark's mouth without losing any fingers!