Father, sons catch three massive sand tiger sharks off SC coast

Father, sons catch three massive sand tiger sharks off SC coast
Shark caught off SC coast SOURCE: Brad Perrigo
Shark caught off SC coast SOURCE: Brad Perrigo
Shark caught off SC coast SOURCE: Brad Perrigo

HILTON HEAD, SC (WYFF) - A family from Charlotte, North Carolina, made the catch of a lifetime just five miles off the coast of Hilton Head last week.

Brad Perrigo and his teenage sons caught three sand tiger sharks, ranging in size from 6 to 8 and a half feet. One shark even took a bite out of their boat.

Perrigo says pulling the first one up was like pulling up a mini submarine, calling it a "monster."

Chip Michalove, owner of Outcast Sport Fishing, says this was the first time he's seen three tigers in one day in over 20 years.

Following all the excitement, the family says they returned the three sharks back into the water.

Sand tiger sharks can weigh more than 350 pounds, and the owners of Outcast Sport Fishing say they're rare off the coast of South Carolina.

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