Large shark caught in south Jersey

August 17, 2012 6:27:56 AM PDT
Witnesses say a man in a kayak hauled in a big shark about 200 yards off a New Jersey beach.

The man brought the shark, believed to be a 6-foot Thresher, ashore at the 58th Street beach in Ocean City Wednesday night.

Teddy Lyons tells WMGM-TV the man often kayaks with a bucket of chum and usually catches smaller brown sharks.

After taking some pictures, the shark was released back into the ocean.

Thresher sharks are not known to attack people.


Information from: WMGM-TV,