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Clay County fisherman caught 8-foot shark

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Updated: 7/22/2013 8:17 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A wheelchair bound man from Clay County is celebrating a major catch after he caught a shark in Vilano Beach on July 16.

According to published reports, the 19-year-old Matt Sechrist reeled in an 8-foot, 250 lbs. lemon shark while sitting in his wheelchair Tuesday.

Sechrist was born without both legs, but he has accomplished many things.

According to his résumé, he has gone skydiving, waterskiing and he even wrestled in middle school.

He plans on playing wheelchair basketball at college this year.

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nativejax - 7/22/2013 10:53 AM
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I sure hope so...a man in a 'wheel chair' should have 'some' compassion. But it already looks dead:-(

mlombar17 - 7/22/2013 9:00 AM
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did they release the shark?
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