American college student Adam Fisk got a lot more than he bargained for when he set out on a routine weekend fishing trip off the South Florida.
Shortly after the Florida Atlantic University senior bagged a 15-pound mackerel, the pole beside him suddenly jerked forward and the kayak took off like a jet.
It was then that the 22-year-old saw the source of his rapid propulsion: an 11-foot hammerhead shark. He grabbed the pole and braced himself for a long, if a little nerve wracking, ride.
Determined to capture the action on camera, but concerned about battery capacity, he only managed to shoot a little more than 6 minutes of his wild ride, during which the shark dragged his kayak for 8 miles.
“I figured if my line was holding up I would get the best video I could, just to show my friends,” Fisk told the Tampa Bay Times. “I never thought I would get this far.”
Fisk’s YouTube video, “Lone Man Gets Towed For Miles in Kayak By 11 Foot Hammerhead Shark,” has since picked up thousands of views.