‘It did make me really excited:’ Boy catches 11-foot great white shark off Florida coast

Shark caught off of Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 12-year-old boy made a big catch while on vacation in Florida.

Campbell Keenan hooked a great white shark off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.

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“So I was a little bit nervous, like, I don’t know if I want to go up against a shark, but it did make me really excited,” he said.

It took Keenan and other members of a charter fishing boat about 45 minutes to pull the shark in.

The group tagged the 11-foot great white and released it back into the Atlantic.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.