Teen lands shark, possible state record

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A teenager from Amesbury, Mass., who caught a large blue shark last week in waters off Newburyport may have gotten more than thrill of a lifetime. Fifteen-year-old Ethan Lynch might also have broken a state record.

Bob Yeomans, captain of the Erica Lee II, which offers fishing expeditions in its Coastal Discoveries program, said Lynch and several other youngsters were aboard the vessel about 20 miles off shore in Jeffrey’s Ledge on Wednesday when the 12-foot, 458-pound shark caught Lynch’s line.

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