Shark Bait

MY COUSIN FRED AND I WERE ENJOYING A DAY OF STRIPER FISHING WHEN SHARKS SURROUNDED OUR BOAT. UNEXPECTEDLY, ONE GOT SNAGGED BY A HOOK.

FRED GRABBED THE SLACK LINE TO CUT THE SHARK FREE, BUT THE SPOOKED PREDATOR TOOK OFF, TIGHTENING THE LINE AROUND MY COUSIN'S HAND AND SNATCHING HIM OVERBOARD.

THE LINE SNAPPED, BUT FRED'S HAND WAS CUT AND BLEEDING. FRED THRASHED TOWARD THE SURFACE AS THE SHARKS CLOSED IN!

I QUICKLY REACHED OUT AND HAULED HIM FROM THE WATER.

SHAKEN, WE BANDAGED FRED'S HAND AND HEADED FOR SHORE.

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