March 18, 2009

Teen reels in 340-pound shark in Florida

A teenager who previously landed a record-setting shark says he caught another giant shark, weighting 340 pounds, during a Florida vacation.

Aiden Medley, 13, said he landed an 8-foot-long, 340-pound shark after a three-hour struggle Tuesday while vacationing in Florida's Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday.

Medley, who hails from Connecticut, said his family's Florida vacation last year yielded an even larger catch -- a record-setting 551-pound bull shark. He said he caught a 461-pounder the previous year.