Nearly 12-foot tiger shark caught in NC surf

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PHOTOS: Sharks of North Carolina

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) – A tiger shark was caught off North Topsail Beach Wednesday night. It measured out to 11 feet 7 inches long.

Laura Harrell, a bystander, captured video of the shark being tagged on land.

Harrell said David and Kelsey Schmidt started shark fishing as a hobby. David got more into it, and wanted it to benefit the environment. That’s when they started tagging sharks for research labs in Florida and a couple in North Carolina.

“It was awesome to watch and they guys were very brave and did an awesome job. They are doing a great thing for ocean life,” Harrell said.

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