Fla. teen catches ride with whale shark

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Teen Chris Kreis caught a ride with a giant whale shark earlier this month during a fishing trip off the Florida coast.

The 19-year-old college student was with his dad and a small group of friends when they saw giant sea creature not far from their boat.

So he jumped in the water and briefly took hold of the whale shark's fin before letting go and swimming back to his boat.

His dad recorded the video, which has received a huge number of hits since it went viral on the internet.