Video shows small shark caught by fisherman at Ocean City beach in New Jersey

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News viewer captured video of a shark encounter at a New Jersey beach.

Fisherman Paul Trunzo hooked a small shark in Ocean City Friday afternoon. He pulled the hook out of the shark's mouth, then picked it up for curious kids and onlookers to get a look at it.

Trunzo said he's been fishing for sharks all week and he got lucky.

"The line just stopped and it took off on the drag. I figured I had something big...the shark came in and everybody got excited," he said.

After all the excitement, Trunzo released the shark back in to the water and went back to fishing.

This was the latest in a string of shark sightings along the Jersey shore and Long Island this summer, including a double shark sighting near the shore at Tobay Beach Thursday.
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