A hammerhead shark dragged a college student in his kayak
up the Atlantic coast for a two-hour "South Florida sleigh
ride" that the kayaker taped with a head-mounted camera and
posted on YouTube.
Adam Fisk, 22, posted a five-minute clip of his adventure
titled "Lone Man Gets Towed for Miles in Kayak by 11 Foot
At one point, Fisk dunked the camera into the water and
recorded the shark swimming ahead of the kayak.
A student at Florida Atlantic University, Fisk set out in a
kayak with several rods to go fishing before the shark took
his bait near Boynton Beach, Florida.
"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,"
Fisk wrote on the YouTube site.
"It must have been sitting right under me and I had no idea."
Fisk is a member of Team Rebel Fishing, a group of extreme
anglers, according to its website. The group estimated Fisk
was dragged by the shark for 12 miles.
Fisk told Reuters that the ride started out smoothly but
turned frightening when the shark twice reversed course.
"It would do a 180-degree turn and come straight back at me
and that rally scared me because I couldn't see it and I
didn't know if it was coming to bite me," he said.
Fisk said he turned his kayak around until the line got taut
and the shark began pulling again. He said the shark took him
out to sea and around in circles, ending at Lake Worth,
"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."