Florida Teen Hitches Ride on 30-Foot Whale Shark

ABC News’ Matt Gutman and Anthony Castellano report:

A Florida teen didn’t hesitate to hitch a ride on a 30-foot-long, 50,000-pound whale shark in the Gulf of Mexico when it swam past his boat.

The whale shark was cruising off the coast of Florida last week when Chris Kreis, 19, and his family spotted the shark in the ocean. But to Kreis, it looked like the world’s biggest boogie board. Kreis jumped off the back of a boat and latched onto the dorsal  fin.

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