A college kid jumped into the water and pulled a shark out with his bare hands – all while his friends watched and caught the escapade on video.
Posted on Instagram by user Alex Winn, the video shows him waiting for the small shark to swim in his direction.
Then into the water he goes. Headfirst.
Within seconds, the shark can be seen above the water, frantically twisting and moving.
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Winn’s friends can be heard yelling and screaming, with someone saying “Oh my God!” (Warning: There is plenty of profanity.)
A dog on the dock tries to get closer and sniff at the shark, which is in Winn’s hands while he’s still in the water. The friends hold back the pet.
Then Winn tosses the shark on the pier, where it twists and turns before someone else pins it down.
The video ends with Winn holding the shark while a friend says, “Get a picture with it.”
In the caption of the Instagram video, Winn wrote: “I let it go right after the vid and made sure he swam off.”
The video appears to have been shot in Oyster Plant Park, about 90 minutes northwest of Seattle.
Winn just completed his freshman season at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he runs cross country and track and field.
His video had been viewed more than 16,500 times as of Thursday night.