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Boy Caught the Big Fish, Until He Didn’t

Check out the shocking video of one young kid's dramatic experience with an out-of-the-blue predator

Ah, summer. A time for swimming, sunning, learning and playing — and for dads, granddads, uncles and friends, a time for teaching little kids how to fish.

Fishing can be thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying, especially when growing boys reel in the big one.

Except when things don’t go according to plan.

In this shocking video, posted to YouTube and going viral, check out what happens to an intrepid young sportsman who thinks he’s snagged the catch of his life.

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As a piece in Fox News noted of the incident, “A boy named Connor has hooked a large redfish, and at first, everything seems to be going to plan. But then the man standing next to him says, ‘He’s right here.’ Then the cameraman repeats, ‘He’s right here!’ And the men were not referring to the redfish.”

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The video was posted to Facebook earlier this year by Bass Masters and Fish Experts. The 11-year-old boy was fishing off a dock on Johns Island, South Carolina, with his dad.

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Eventually, as the giant creature swims away with the boy’s hard-won catch, one of the men on the dock tells the young kid with dramatic understatement, “Dude, you need to cut your line.”

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Maureen Mackey served as editor-in-chief and managing editor of LifeZette for nearly five years. Before that, she held senior editorial positions at major publications, helping The Fiscal Times win a MIN Award for Best New Site as managing editor and Reader's Digest win an American Society of Magazine Editors Award for General Excellence as book editor. Her work has appeared in Real Clear Politics, CNBC, A Fine Line, AARP Magazine, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Business Insider, and The Week, among other outlets. She is a member of the Newswomen's Club of New York and the American Legion Auxiliary.

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