A fishing trip in Cape Cod turned terrifying for a Massachusetts family when a great white shark leaped out of the water towards their boat and came within reach of the young son. Following the close call, Jack, who was on the boat with his four best friends and family, told NECN, “I didn’t know what to do. It was shocking.” The shark, as the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed, was a great white, one of the most dangerous shark species to humans. The beaches at the Cape have also been forced to close due to shark sightings near the shore on at least five occasions this summer, NBC Boston noted.
On a related note, SHARK WEEK starts Sunday!