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Woman in Myrtle Beach caught and released a shark in front of popular ocean-view resort

The Sun News 9/17/2022 Caroline Williamson, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Sep. 17—A woman in Myrtle Beach caught a shark this morning in front of the Caribbean Resort and Villas.

A Facebook post circulating online shared photos from the scene.

Ami Crissinger, the original poster, said she witnessed a woman reel in the shark with a long fishing pole on the beach. Crissinger, an Ohio resident, has been visiting Myrtle Beach for 21 years and said she had never seen anyone reel in a shark that big.

"I thought it was amazing, watching this little gal reel in a shark almost as big as she was," Crissinger said. The shark looked to be about four to five feet, according to Crissinger.

The shark was then released back into the ocean by the woman with the help of another man after the photos were taken.

Bryan Frazier, a shark biologist from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources identified the fish as a finetooth shark.

Finetooth sharks are found in the Atlantic ocean and are commonly found in shallow waters as juveniles, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

This story was originally published September 15, 2022 2:08 PM.

(c)2022 The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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