A great white shark was caught by a group of shocked anglers as they went on a fishing expedition near Sain Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
Captain Joe Gamez and his boat crew dragged the eight-foot predator around the bay for nearly two hours before eventually reeling it in.
Horrifying footage shows the fearsome animal suddenly emerging from the water in front of the alarmed group.
One angler shouts “that’s a f***ing Great White” as it thrashes around next to the boat.
The killer fish had chomped down hard onto a fish carcass and had refused to let go resulting in the titanic struggle.
Declaring themselves victorious, the fishermen then cut the line and released it in accordance with local fishing regulations.
Gamez said: “It dragged [the boat] around, actually for two miles exactly.
“It pulled us with the current for two miles, then we hovered over it for 20 minutes or so.
The incident comes just two days after the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office sent an alert to warn locals of great white shark sightings near Half Moon Bay.
Earlier this month, an expert claimed that great white sharks could become regular visitors to Britain’s waters by 2050 due to global warming
The fearsome ocean killers may soon stalk the coast of Devon and Cornwall as climate change causes oceans to become warmer, forcing them to migrate north.
There are already 40 different species and an estimated 10 million sharks in our waters – but that number could be set to grow over the coming decades.
Dr Ken Collins, from the University of Southampton, said he saw “no reason” why they should not be in UK waters by then.
The giant 15ft predators are regularly found in colder waters off South Africa which are similar to that of Cornwall, he added.
“It’s likely we will be seeing more sharks spread from warmer regions such as the Mediterranean Sea towards our waters in the UK over the next 30 years”, he said.