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Horrific Video Shows Fishermen Dragging Shark Behind Speedboat

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A horrific video has emerged of three fishermen dragging a shark at high speed behind their speedboat.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have begun an investigation into the identity of the three fishermen after the footage was sent to a local game fishing charter boat captain who shared the footage on instagram, since when it has gone viral.

It is unclear as to whether or not the shark was actually alive when the footage was taken, however, in among the laughter, the speaker in the video appears to declare 'look, it's already almost dead', as the boat's grinning pilot turns around to check.

Spokesperson Robert Klepper has been quoted in the media as saying: 'the FWC has been alerted to a video circulating on multiple social media sites showing a group of individuals traveling at high speed on the water dragging a shark behind the vessel,' adding that '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.'

If anybody has information they wish to share anonymously with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, please e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact them by telephone at at (+1) 888-404-3922.

Footage of the incident has been widely shared online, and the 11-second clip is shown below. Needless to say, the video is disturbing viewing.

 

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