• Great white shark leaps from water to snatch fish off line

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    ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) - A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay had an up close and personal encounter with a great white shark that leaped out of the water to snatch a fish they had caught right off the line.

    Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video on Saturday, told New England Cable News it "gave us a pretty good scare."

    His son Jack can be seen on the video jumping back as the shark breaches the water's surface.

    The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy confirmed it was a great white, as did Marc Costa, captain of the Orleans-based Columbia Sportfishing vessel.

    Costa said the boat was about three miles west of Great Island in Wellfleet when the shark made its leap.

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