WEST PALM BEACH A 12-year-old Connecticut boy may be the new Florida state record holder for catching the heaviest bull shark.
Aidan Murray Medley had spent a half day at sea Tuesday when he reeled in the 551-pound bull shark just north of the Palm Beach Inlet.
The seventh-grader was in Palm Beach County on vacation with his family. They plan to submit his catch for a new state record.
Florida wildlife officials say the current record set in 1981 was a 517-pound catch at Panama City Beach.