Man fishing on North Carolina coast pulls in a 6-foot hammerhead shark

AVON, N.C. – A man fishing on the coast of North Carolina pulled in a 6-foot hammerhead shark.

Troy Rachel caught the shark Monday off the surf in Avon at the Outer Banks, according to a Facebook post by Frank & Fran’s Fisherman’s Friend tackle shop.

Rachel used cut mullet as bait and released the shark after he caught it, according to the post.