Mako Shark Sends Massachusetts Fishermen Running After It Flies From The Water & Lands In The Boat

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We’ve seen a number of incidents involving fish jumping into boats, and injuring passengers on board here recently.

There was the 73-year-old woman who got impaled by a sailfish while on a fishing boat off the coast of Florida, the 400-pound spotted eagle ray that jumped into an Alabama family’s boat and hurt one of the passengers, and even a massive humpback whale recently jumped out of the water in Massachusetts and nearly landed right on top of a fishing boat.

Needless to say, these incidents can occur when you least expect it, and can result in severe injury.

And here we have another example.

A group of saltwater fishermen were fishing off the coast of Massachusetts, when all of a sudden, a mako shark they had just hooked flew out of the water, and landed in the boat.

You can see the fisherman fighting the Mako once he hooked it, as the rod is inside a fighting belt. It appears the shark couldn’t fight any longer, and came flying from up from the water and right back in.

You can hear everybody say:

“Oh shit!” 

Yeah, I probably would be too…

However, the fisherman continues to fight, and as the Mako is coming in fast, it comes flying up in the air once again, but this time it lands in the back of the boat.

The fishermen on board then scatter as quickly as possible, but luckily enough, nobody was injured during the wild event.

According to NOAA Fisheries, the federal government recently banned keeping Atlantic shortfin Makos back in July, so the fishermen couldn’t kill it.

The site states that anglers must release any Mako they catch:

“Whether the shark is dead or alive at haulback.”

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