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14-foot great white shark shocks fishermen off Cape Canaveral

Great white shark puts up 'nice fight'

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MIAMI – Capt. Craig Schaffer was deep sea fishing when he saw a 14-foot great white shark off  Cape Canaveral. 

Schaffer, 33, was out deep sea fishing on the Canaveral Princess when they spotted the shark on Monday. Schaffer tried to reel the shark in. 

"It broke off at the surface and put up a nice fight," Christine Carr, a company spokesperson wrote on their Facebook page. "It was not boarded on the boat and we were not intentionally fishing for it."

The 21 passengers and four crewman were aboard the boat some 24 miles off of Port Canaveral. 

What a beautiful tiger shark we caught & released yesterday aboard the Orlando Princess in Port Canaveral!

Posted by Orlando Princess & Canaveral Princess Deep Sea Fishing on Monday, July 21, 2014

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