Kayak man towed out to sea by shark on his fishing line

Man towed by shark

A man fishing from his kayak was towed out to sea after a shark got hooked on his line.

Rupert Kirkwood was paddling around in north Devon when the creature took his mackerel bait.

He said it was "fun" as the shark pulled his plastic kayak away from shore like a scene from the movies.

Mr Kirkwood carefully wrestled the shark onboard to set it free and didn't get hurt.

He did managed to take some photos before releasing the big fish carefully back into the water.

More on This Story

  • Newsround logoWatch Newsround

    Watch the latest update from Newsround, CBBC's news programme for children.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.