Florida man swims with bull shark - WRBL

Florida man swims with bull shark

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - A fisherman jumped into shark-infested water to resuscitate a deadly bull shark he just released, WBBH reported.

Orion Wholean, a Charlotte County angler, caught the 300-pound bull shark during a catch-and-release trip off Gasparilla Island. But when he let it go, it didn't swim, so he followed it into the water to help it.

"I swam with it until it got some water in its gills," he told WBBH.

His brother Austin shot a video if the event, Orion Wholean posted it on YouTube and it sparked a controversy.

"A lot of people are calling me and complaining about it," he said. "Others are thanking me for releasing it."

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