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Diver records encounter with friendly silky sharks in Florida

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 29, 2016 at 9:26 AM

JUPITER, Fla., April 29 (UPI) -- A diver off the coast of Florida captured video of his encounter with a group of large silky sharks that allowed him to get close and even stroke their backs.

The video, filmed in waters off Jupiter, Fla., shows the man's perspective as he encounters the group of curious sharks, which take turns approaching him.

The sharks decline to show aggression toward the man and instead allow him to touch their backs and fins.

One of the sharks appears to have a fishing hook caught in the side of its mouth, but it does not appear to be distressed.

"I shot this video while swimming with silky sharks off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. There is a lot of action!" the uploader wrote.

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Florida man clings to hood of speeding car in road rage incident

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 29, 2016 at 9:24 AM

KENDALL, Fla., April 29 (UPI) -- An apparent case of road rage in Florida led to a man clinging to the hood of a white car as it sped away from the scene of the argument.

Witnesses said the driver of a black sedan argued with the driver of a white Volkswagen Tuesday in Kendall, south of Miami, and ended up jumping on the car's hood in an apparent attempt to prevent the vehicle from driving away.

The white car's driver had other plans, however, and left the scene at a high speed with the other motorist clinging to the hood of the car.

It was unclear how far the car traveled with the man on the hood, but portions of the incident were recorded on video by witnesses and business security cameras.

"The guy is lucky. I mean, he was still on top of the car when the driver made a U-turn," Sebastian Roldan, whose business security cameras captured footage of the incident, told WSVN-TV. "That's super dangerous. You could fall off. It's crazy he was actually able to stay on the car."

The white car eventually came to a stop and the man got off the hood, apparently uninjured.

Police said they are investigating the incident.

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