- Associated Press - Thursday, August 22, 2013

SCOTLAND, Md. (AP) — Watermen have caught two bull sharks at the mouth of the Potomac River.

John “Willy” Dean caught the 8-foot, male sharks weighing about 220 pounds each in nets on Tuesday near Point Lookout State Park at the tip of St. Mary’s County. They were found about 200 yards from a spot where people were swimming. The feat comes three years after Dean caught the first bull shark recorded in the Potomac in 37 years.

Mr. Dean’s son, Greg, said the first shark was already dead in the water, but the second was alive and was thrashing and snapping its jaws even after four men hauled it on board.

Greg Dean said they plan to donate at least one shark for research, but the second may be cut up for steaks.

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