State police release new images documenting shark attack
PLYMOUTH, Mass. —
Massachusetts State Police released new aerial images documenting a shark attack off the coast of Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Ida Parker and Kristin Orr were kayaking and photographing seals Wednesday when their boats were flipped over. Neither of them was hurt.
"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. It knocked my kayak completely over," Parker said.
A tooth fragment and the bite radius helped the harbormaster confirm it was a great white. The harbormaster believes the shark measured 14 to 16 feet long. It marked the second confirmed sighting off the coast of Massachusetts in the same day.
"I saw at least four feet of its head, four feet of it came up out of the water. We were sitting in the water, she was sinking and I was holding onto the bottom of the kayak it was petrifying sitting in that water waiting for the harbor master to come not knowing if anyone was going to come get us," Parker said.
They know they're lucky to be alive and say there should be video evidence of the attack on a GoPro camera that sunk during the incident.
State police searched for the Great White on Wednesday but never saw it.