A man fishing at the San Clemente pier was shocked to find that the struggling catch on the other end of his fishing line was a 6-foot long great white shark.
Also present at the pier was Penny Novak, who saw the fisherman and recorded part of a fifteen-minute long effort to release the shark once its presence was revealed at the end of the line. Said Novak via NBC Los Angeles,
“When we looked over the edge, there it was. Its head was fully out of the water, its mouth was open. It was just like something out of a movie. Then finally, it went under the water for a little bit. We all thought maybe it died, and then all of the sudden it came back up and we heard like a big, loud crunch, and then it like moved around a little bit and broke free and then took off.”