The family had decided to go fishing in Cape Cod Bay and had hooked a fish on their line that they were reeling into the boat. That’s when they got the shock of a lifetime. As they were reeling in the fish, a great white shark came flying out of the water and ripped the fish off the line.
The man who caught the entire event on the video says that it “gave us a pretty good scare.” It was his son Jack, that is seen in the video jumping back away from the edge of the boat when the great white jumped out of the water.
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed it was a great white, as did the captain of the Orleans-based Columbia Sportfishing vessel in which the family had chartered for the day. No word on if they tried to get their fish back from the great white.