© Fish Hook Charters, via WNCT.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Six Camp Lejeune Marines hauled in a 14-foot, 700-pound tiger shark last weekend.
WNCT reported the Marines chartered a 43-foot boat in North Myrtle Beach while on a bachelor party.
The shark was seen approximately three miles offshore and was swimming in about 35 feet of water. Capt. Richard Long Jr. told WNCT they looped a rope around the shark's tail and dragged it backward until it drowned. He added that he's never seen a shark that big pulled in before.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says tiger sharks are among the top three types of sharks involved in unprovoked fatal shark attacks.