‘It bit through the boat’; Great white shark attacks teen girls in kayaks

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PLYMOUTH, Ma. – Kayakers off the shore of Plymouth, Massachusetts say they were scared to death when a great white shark attacked and knocked them into the water.

The two teen girls were in separate kayaks about 110 yards off shore when they saw the fin of the shark.

The next thing they knew, the shark’s teeth were just inches away from them.

“We were just talking and paddling. And I look over to talk to her and it came completely out of the water and got the bottom of the boat and flipped her over and knocked my kayak completely over,” said Ida Parker, kayak attacked by shark.

“I saw at least four feet of its head. Four feet of it came up out of the water,” said Ida.

The shark went after Ida and her friend who were out kayaking.

“It bit through the boat, there are bite marks all the way through the bottom of the kayak,” said Ida.

The harbormaster confirms these bites are from a great white shark, the second time one was spotted on Wednesday alone.

“We were sitting in the water and she was sinking and I was flipped over holding onto the bottom of the kayak. And it was petrifying waiting in that water for the harbormaster to come and not knowing if anybody would come get us, ” said Ida.

The girls say a neighbor heard them screaming then rushed into the water after calling 911.  They were bobbing in the ocean still unsure they’d survive.

“The scariest part was sitting in the water thinking he was waiting, wondering where he was. You didn’t know if he was under you or around you,” said Ida.




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