Sarah Brame posted a video on YouTube on July 10 of herself reeling in her first fish. The struggle between man (or woman) and fish can been an exciting ordeal. Brame’s fiance, William Moore, must be glad he was filming as it turned out to be no ordinary catch.
As Brame was bringing in the fish, it was stolen — by a bull shark.
The theft occurred right before the lunker was netted, shocking Brame and others on the dock in South Carolina. Since its posting on Tuesday, the video has been covered by dozens of media outlets and now has more than 1.8 million hits on YouTube.
Watch the clip (Warning: Strong language):
Carolina Live reports the family estimating the shark was about 200 pounds and six feet long:
“I was actually kind of scared because I seen it jump and actually thought it could jump up here and get me,” said Brame. “Because the tide was all the way up, and it was probably three feet below me.”
“We couldn’t believe how it actually happened,” said Moore. “We keep watching the video over and over and over again.”
But that’s not all. The others were not about to let the shark get away with the fish robbery. Carolina Live goes on to report that the men took out a boat and ended up catching the shark, using the boat itself to help reel the strong beast in closer. They described it as a scene from “Jaws” when they realized they “needed a bigger boat.” Eventually, they released the shark but only after a good fight.
Watch the local news report on the incident: