People on a charter fishing boat off Long Island got a surprise when a shark jumped into their boat and became tangled in the vessel’s guard rail.
The estimated 180-pound mako jumped onto the boat July 6, according to news reports.
In the now-viral video taken by those on the boat, someone can be heard saying “He jumped on the boat, oh my god!,” as crew members decide how to handle the situation.
After becoming trapped, the shark’s mouth becomes bloodied as it bites at the railing in an attempt to free itself.
It can’t be seen in the video, but the shark was finally freed after the boat’s captain tied a rope around its fin while another crew member kept the creature’s head toward the ocean by hooking it with a fishing line.
“There he goes,” one person can be heard saying as the shark finally leaps into the ocean.
“Bye bye,” says another.
The shark could not be reached for comment.