Family hooks great white shark during Florida vacation

Shark caught in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – If you’re an angler who’s always wanted to catch a great white shark, a North Dakota family recently took a fishing trip in South Florida that might make you red in the gills.

They did just that, hooking a great white in Fort Lauderdale that reportedly took three men 40 minutes to reel in.

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The boat’s captain said it had been about 15 years since the last time he saw someone catch a great white shark, alluding to the rarity of the event.

After the family took some photos of the shark, the fish was freed.

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