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tedious posted 07-14-2015 10:56 AM ET (US)   Profile for tedious   Send Email to tedious  
Cool story anyway, but fun to see a classic Whaler used since it was able to navigate the shallows:

Sal A posted 07-14-2015 07:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     

The footage is amazing. Here is a youtube video of the event; Whaler appears about two minutes in...

Don SSDD posted 07-15-2015 07:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Don SSDD    
Pretty amazing video, I wonder if it survived?.

Harbour patrol in an overloaded boat, not wearing lifejackets, not a good example to set.

jimh posted 07-18-2015 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I was surprised that the 13-foot Boston Whaler with a 30-HP Honda had enough power to pull that shark across the beach sand and into the water.

The funniest comment comes from someone off-camera, as the camera follows the shark on its way back to the sea, with two young women close behind. An unseen person warns the women, "Don't get in the water."

ASIDE: The first part of this recording was made with the motion-picture camera oriented 90-degrees off. I was thinking, "Oh no, not another one of these amateur video recordings made with a wide-screen camera oriented incorrectly." But the recordist soon switched to holding the camera properly, and after about 20-seconds, we get proper orientation of the camera for the rest of the recording.

There is some irony in the recording. At about the 2:30 mark two or three other amateur videographers come into the frame, and we see them holding their cameras 90-degrees out from where they should be.

PDM posted 07-21-2015 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for PDM    
This all went down in the Southway inlet which is 2 miles south of Chatham Light. Its a very popular spot on a summer day. There will be dozens of boats (mostly Whalers) anchored a few feet off the beach. There is a lot of shifting sandbars and the inlet is only navigable by small boats a few hours either side of high tide. The harbormaster has several boats in the area and I'm sure they used the 13 because of the shallow water. There are two folks (dark blue shirts)from the harbormaster's department in the boat and the other two are from the local shark research center (or so I heard). For those of you pointing out that no one was wearing lifejackets, the water in that area is no deeper than 3-4 feet and the harbormasters employees always wear lifejackets when they are on patrol.

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