Massive shark jumps onboard fishing boat (VIDEO)

(CBS/KHOU) When 29-year-old Jesse Kresse docked his boat in Freeport, Texas, he had an unexpected catch - an 8-foot long, mako shark.

But Kresse says he didn't catch it. Instead, the shark jumped onboard!

Kresse was fishing for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles off the coast of Texas when it happened.

His crew was dumping chum into the water when the shark, in an apparent rush to feed, landed in the back of the boat.

It began thrashing around and the crew couldn't get close enough to throw the 375-pound fish back into the water.

The shark died several hours later.

The crew didn't have a permit to catch sharks, so Kresse contacted federal officials on shore.

Mike Cox, a spokesman with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, said that no violations were incurred because the shark's death was an accident.

The shark is currently on display at a seafood business in Freeport.

  • Natalie Jimenez

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