Shark leaps out of water near fishing boat off Cape Cod

(WHDH) — A group of fishermen in Cape Cod Bay had the experience of a lifetime on Saturday when they came face-to-face with a great white shark.

A video shared by Captain Hap Farrell showed three fishermen reeling in their catch when a large shark suddenly jumped out of the water and snatched fish off their line.

Farrell was chartering the Stunmai II when the amazing video was captured.

Officials say up to seven sharks have been spotted patrolling the waters in Cape Cod Bay in recent days. Some of the larger sharks are said to be 12-feet long.

“There’s at least one shark sighting a day in the bay,” Farrell said.

More than 40 shark sightings have been confirmed off Cape Cod this summer. Two beaches in Chatham were closed on Friday due to shark sightings.

The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shared the video on its Facebook page.

Watch the video below:

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