Shark towes surfer out to sea

September 10, 2008 8:18:27 AM PDT
An Australian surfer got the ride of his life -- but it wasn't on a wave.

Surf shop owner John Morgan says a shark began towing him out to sea.

He says the 50-yard ride was terrifying and compares it to being towed by a Jet Ski.

Morgan says the large shark got tangled up in a rope on the surfboard, which was attached to his leg.

Morgan says after the brief ride, the shark freed itself and disappeared.

Morgan adds the shark was probably as freaked out as he was.