Campbell Keenan, 12, of Boston, was visiting Fort Lauderdale, Florida when his family went out on a charter fishing boat. Keenan had fished before—his best catch was a 25-inch striper. On this trip though, he almost needed… a bigger boat.
"Well, it was a pretty slow day, we were just catching some fish, and then all of sudden, when they starting reeling it in, it took out drag, and I was like, 'Is this thing going to pull me in?' because I was just scared," he told WSVN.
Turns out, he had hooked an 11-foot-long great white shark. After fighting for 45 minutes to reel in the shark, the boat's crew removed the line and tagged the shark for researchers to track.
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