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FREEPORT, Texas-- It s the catch of a lifetime, but it s not clear whether a Texas fisherman landed an 8-foot shark or it landed him.

Jason Kresse, 29, of Freeport, and two crew members had been fishing for red snapper about 50 miles into the Gulf of Mexico and were dumping fish guts into the water about 3:45 a.m. Monday when they heard two big splashes in the distance.

All of a sudden something hit the side of the boat, Kresse told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He ends up landing on the back of the boat.

See shark photos.

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