What Elliot Sudal thought would be an average day of fishing in Nantucket turned out to be anything but.
Sudal, originally from Burlington, went fishing for bluefish on Sunday.
He was reeling in his catch when a shark grabbed onto the fish he had hooked and bit it in half, Sudal said.
The shark swallowed the line and Sudal managed to reel it in.
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After he pulled it ashore, Sudal paused to snap a picture before throwing the shark back out to sea.
The shark was not hurt, Sudal said.
Sudal attended Central Connecticut State University and later moved to Florida and then Nantucket, where he now resides.
Sudal said he loves to fish and has encountered sharks before.