6 foot Great White shark caught off Westerly coast

By: Sarah E. Rooney

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WESTERLY, R.I. (WLNE) – Fisherman looking to catch some squid near Misquamicut Beach caught more than they bargained for when they reeled in a 6 foot Great White shark Sunday afternoon.

Less than a mile off Misquamicut Beach Sunday afternoon, local fisherman accidentally caught a Great White shark.

One of the fishermen posted a video about the catch on Facebook, leading to thousands of shares.

According to the fishermen, this is their first time catching a shark.

Shortly after the catch, the crew on board dragged the shark to the edge of the boat and released it back into the ocean.

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