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19-year-old catches ride on shark (Video)

Tuesday - 6/18/2013, 9:40am  ET

WASHINGTON - The idea of jumping off a boat and grabbing onto a whale shark to go for a ride is not something most people would do.

But Chris Kreis, 19, of Fort Myers, Fla., views the massive creatures as "gentle giants," so when he saw a whale shark off Captiva Island, Fla., he took the dive and went for a ride.

See the video:

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