State investigating viral shark dragging video

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is investigating a now viral video that appears to show a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed.

The FWC has shared the video with Florida media. The video may be disturbing to some. You can play it below. Mobile users can click here to see the video

After the story became public, the FWC was notified about who the individuals in the video are and are trying to determine whether any violations or crimes we committed.

"It is too early to speculate as to what, if any, violations took place in this incident. However, the FWC would like to state that that the lack of respect shown in this video for our precious natural resources is disheartening and disturbing, and is not representative of conservation-minded anglers around the world." FWC Public Information Coordinator Rob Klepper said.

© 2017 WTLV-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment