Video Showing Shark Being Dragged Behind Boat Prompts Investigation

The FWC hopes you can help them identify the men in the boat.

FLORIDA - Editor’s note: This footage might be disturbing to some.

A video of a shark dragged behind a high-speed boat caught the attention of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and sparked an investigation into the incident, Florida's Bradenton Herald reported.

The video, which spread across social media sites, shows a shark's body repeatedly slamming into the wake of a boat as it's pulled at high speeds.

Three men in the boat laugh and point as the animal flails helplessly behind them.

“The FWC takes this very seriously and is currently investigating this incident. We are also attempting to identify the individuals in the video and where it took place,” Rob Klepper, a spokesman for the commission, told the Herald in a Tuesday email.

► Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WFMY News 2 App now.

It's too early to know whether any violations occurred during the incident, Klepper told the newspaper.

Those with tips about the incident can contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (and remain anonymous) at 888-404-3922 and Tip@MyFWC.com.

© Gannett Co., Inc. 2017. All Rights Reserved


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment
TRENDING VIDEOS