Original video of hammerhead shark caught on Fort Lauderdale beach

Published at 5:29 a.m. on May 5, 2014 | Modified at 5:30 a.m. on May 5, 2014

When a pair of fishermen landed a massive hammerhead shark on a Fort Lauderdale-area beach last month, dragging it ashore by its tail as a cheering crowd aimed cellphones at the exhausted fish, the spectacle reignited a debate over the ethics of a sport that is finding new and bigger audiences with extreme angling videos on YouTube. The 21-year-old creator of the Infinity Fishing Team channel on YouTube and the angler who grabbed the fish's tail as his girlfriend recorded the action, says he acted as quickly as possible to cut the long and potentially harmful wire leader dangling from the hook in the shark's mouth. VIDEO VIA MIAMI HERALD

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