Via video courtesy Newsflare/CaptainDon
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (FOX 13) - Passengers aboard a charter fishing boat were surprised when a mako shark jumped aboard their vessel during an offshore trip earlier this month.
Captain Don Law told Newsflare that the close encounter happened off the coast of Long Island back on July 6. Video shared by the site shows the 180-pound shark writhing and twisting underneath the boat’s bow rails as passengers gasp.
“He jumped on the boat! Oh my god,” one person can be heard shouting.
“We’re going to be famous,” someone else on the boat says.
The shark even bites the rail several times, bloodying its mouth, in a futile attempt to escape. Eventually, the video shows, the fishermen manage to lasso the bloody shark and cut it free. It then slips into the water and swims away.
“Anybody who says makos jump and they could land in the boat, well, ours did,” one of the passengers laughed. “I’m glad he landed up there and not in here!”