Fisherman captures video of great white shark encounter

The stunning footage showed the massive shark as it swam right up to a boat off the coast of New Jersey and chomped on their fish bait.
2:00 | 06/19/19

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hour that stunning close encounter, the great white in the northeast. A fisherman catching video of it and gio Benitez is tracking it all. Reporter: We're talking about a great white shark 16 feet long spotted just off this coast here and this morning, those fishermen say they've never seen anything like it. It was an up close encounter that fisherman Jeff crilley says he will never forget. Clearing everything up and ready to go home and then we just saw the shadow come up and are like, what is that. Reporter: Crilly ace he and a group of friends were fishing when this 16-foot great white shark approached his boat. The great white tearing off the bag of bait before swimming away. That shark came in through that whole trail of bait that we were doing and he went straight for the source. Reporter: But a separate encounter in Georgia wasn't quite as exciting for 64-year-old gene brooks. It was like a big pop. It came up and hit me on my shoulder. Reporter: Over the weekend he says he was swimming by his home when a five-foot bull shark clamped on to his arm. When I looked at my hand or my arm and picked it up, the flesh was torn here. Reporter: This month along, North Carolina has seen three separate shark bites, 17-year-old Paige winter lost her leg while swimming in waist deep water speaking with our own robin Roberts in an exclusive This situation has urged me to learn more about sharks. I didn't do something directly to the shark but I was in his water, you know. That's his house. Reporter: An incredible young listening, we said it before but it's worth saying again, stay out of murky waters and make sure you are not swimming at dawn own dusk. That's when these thats are more likely to be out. You can see the shark's eye, like the father told you yesterday in that interview. Yes, indeed. Gio, thanks very much. Thank you.

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