Swimmer in the water attempting to wrangle shark (circled) hooked on fisherman's line - Jupiter Florida
|Angler grabs shark - Jupiter, Florida|
To get to the shark, the swimmer grabs the line and works his way down to the hooked end. Once there, he is able to control the shark to some degree and then at the 27 second mark we see him grab it.
We then see him pull the shark out of the water in a bear hug and he begins carrying it towards shore while receiving some applause from apparent onlookers. At this point, we don't really see the shark moving so its condition is unclear.
At first I thought this might be a staged video using a dead shark but at the 15 second mark you can see the shark swimming.
There's not much more to say about this video other than the noting the videographer's overall assessment of the scene.
"This guy is crazy to me."
According to National Geographic, "blacktip sharks are so common in Florida that scientists suspect most bites in the state can be pinned on the shark, but there has never been a single fatality in the region due to blacktip shark attack." Of course the probability of a bite greatly increases when one decides to bear hug a shark.
**The video currently has 16 views since being posted on Youtube yesterday by Greg Pace. Call it a hunch but ssomething tells me that number will soon change as this video stands a good chance of going viral. We will see.
UPDATE 09/24: We heard from Greg (who shot the video) and he tells us that he shot 5 minutes worth of video which includes footage of the shark being released.