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NANTUCKET, Mass. -- A fisherman in Nantucket hooked a 7-foot, 200-pound shark and spent nearly 45 minutes trying to reel it in.

He was unsuccessful.

The fisherman, Elliot Sudal, eventually handed the pole to his cousin, rain into the water and wrestled the shark to shore.

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He posed for pictures with his catch afterward and then let it go.

Sudal says the animal wasn't hurt and adds he's caught more than 100 sharks in the past eight months, most of them in Florida.