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A hammerhead shark dragged a US kayaker up the Atlantic coast for a two-hour “South Florida sleigh ride” that he taped with a head-mounted camera.
Adam Fisk, 22, posted a five-minute clip of his wild ride, titled Lone Man Gets Towed for Miles in Kayak by 11 Foot Hammerhead Shark, on YouTube.
At one point, Fisk dipped the camera into the water and recorded the shark swimming ahead of the kayak.
Above: A hammerhead shark that dragged a US kayaker up the Florida coast for about 20 kilometers. Photo: YouTube Screen shot.
Fisk, a student at Florida Atlantic University, set out in the kayak to go fishing near Boynton Beach, Florida, on Sunday.
“I threw my bait out and went to reel my other one in so I wouldnt get tangled, and I just had time to pick up the rod before the other one already got picked up by that hammer,” he wrote on YouTube.
“It must have been sitting right under me and I had no idea.”
Above: Adam Fisk films himself being dragged up the Florida coast by a hammerhead shark. Photo: YouTube.
He was dragged by the shark for about 20 kilometers.
Fisk wrote online that the shark took him out to sea and around in circles, ending in Lake Worth, Florida.
“Hooked a hammerhead in 50ft of water and got drug out to 250ft,” Fisk posted in his Facebook account of the ride under the headline, “I took a South Florida sleigh ride today and I aint talkin Santa Claus”.
Fisk cut the line then and the shark swam away, the Tampa Bay Times reports.