A Great White Shark was reeled in this week in Fort Lauderdale waters by a 12-year-old boy.
On Tuesday, Campbell Keenan went fishing with his family and caught an almost 11-foot shark.
“I was definitely scared, I was wondering if I really wanted to fight a shark,” said Keenan.
It took Keenan about 45 minutes to reel in the big fish and needed help from his family to make sure he stayed onboard.
“My friend Katie and I had to hold Campbell in to make sure he didn’t fly out of the boat,” said Colleen Keenan, the 12-year-old boy’s mother.
The great white shark, named JAN JAN by Keenan, was tagged and released back into the ocean.
Keenan, a Massachusetts resident, was in Florida this week with his family to attend his sister’s hockey tournament and has now returned home.