Teens rescued after shark flips kayak

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PLYMOUTH, MA - A kayaking trip turned into a fish tale two teenage girls will never forget.  The girls were attack by one unhappy fish off the coast of a Plymouth beach in Massachusetts.

"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," says Ida Parker.

The great white shark flipped Ida and her friend Kristen into the water, and left them literally holding onto their kayaks for dear life.

"It bit through the boat, there are bite marks all the way through the bottom of the kayak," Kristen Orr recalls.

The bite mark was about 18 inches wide.  Even though the teens weren't hurt, waiting to be rescued was a painful experience.

Ida says, "It was petrifying waiting in that water for the harbor master to come and not knowing if anybody would come get us."

Thanks to a neighbor who called for help, about 30 minutes later, the harbor master came to their rescue.  In this fish tale, luckily the girls were the ones able to get off the hook.


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