Shocking moment a shark leaps aboard a Maine fishing boat


They’re going to need a bigger boat.

A group of high school kids and their dads were treated to a scene straight out of “Jaws,” when a mako shark jumped out of the ocean into their charter fishing boat, according to stunning video of the incident.

“A once-in-a-lifetime experience! Luckily no one on board was injured,” said a Facebook post done by Sea Ventures Chartersthe owner of the fishing vessel, the Lady Anne.

The families and crew were on a shark fishing expedition off the coast of Maine in August when the incident began with the mako shark nipping at the bait.

As he jumped out of the water to escape the fishing line, he landed on the deck of the 38-foot boat.

The The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration notes that mako sharks can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh up to 1,200 pounds. It is a fast-swimming migratory species that swims up to 30 miles per day. They are also surprisingly acrobatic – it is not uncommon for someone to do a somersault on a fishing boat.

A 7ft mako shark shocked the crew of a fishing boat when it jumped out of the water and onto the vessel.
Sea Ventures Charters

Fortunately, the Lady Anne mako was tagged and released into the ocean.

Speaking to the Post on Wednesday morning, Captain Dave Sinclair said the incident “happened so quickly”.

“We’ve handled a lot of sharks over the years, but makos are special – they tend to act wild and crazy.”

The "Lady Anne" and her crew are based in Maine.
The “Lady Anne” and her crew are based in Maine.
Sea Ventures Charters

“It was quite wild and beautiful to watch.”

Based in St. George, Maine, Sea Ventures Charters specializes in sport fishing, diving expeditions and other maritime adventures.

The Lady Anne The incident came at the end of a historic season for the Sharks. Just last week, The Post reported on a Pennsylvania resident who was killed by a bull shark while on a snorkeling trip in the Bahamas.


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