Man drags 13-foot Hammerhead Shark out of Atlantic Ocean

Posted at 8:20 AM, Apr 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-23 08:20:12-04

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (WTVR) - It was a sight swimmers at a South Florida beach said they will never forget. A man dragged a 13-foot Hammerhead Shark out of the Atlantic Ocean and onto the beach Monday afternoon, according to a report on


The man's friend hooked the large fish from a nearby pier.

The man said he brought the shark to the sand in order to cut the fishing line as close to its mouth as possible. Otherwise, he said, the shark would have to drag around 15-feet of fishing line where ever it went.

"It's an achievement. It's cool to catch something that big and have a picture and show everyone and be like, 'Look at what I caught!' It's the ultimate catch," Ryan Polash told WSVN.


After he cut the line, Polash and others moved the fish back into the water and watched it swim off.

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