VIDEO: Fisherman reels in massive hammerhead shark on Florida's Panama City Beach
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fl. -- A man flying a drone captured a fisherman reeling in a massive hammerhead shark on Panama City Beach in Florida Saturday.
In the footage shot by drone operator Curtis Williams, the shark can be seen thrashing around and fighting its inevitable capture, with the fisherman just feet from it in the water.
Williams says the shark was later released.
The fisherman who caught the shark was with a group called Modern Day Outdoors, an outdoor team that films adventures that they go on after seeing the need for an outdoor show appealing to the younger generation of outdoorsmen, according to member Jacob Saylor.
Saylor says "We got lucky enough to be filming when a friend from Denmark (Per Eghøj), who was in America on vacation with his family, hooked into a shark the minute the bait was taken offshore. We weren't directly targeting hammerhead sharks but when your line is out there you never know what you're going to hook into."