WARRIOR: Wheelchair-Bound Man Catches 250LB. Lemon Shark With Help From His Friends

Published on July 25, 2013

With two men holding his wheelchair in place, Matt Sechrist hauled in the catch of a lifetime off Vilano Beach — an 8-foot, 250-pound lemon shark.

Sechrist, a Clay County man who was born without legs, said the moment was one he wouldn’t forget.

“That’s a memory that I’ll be able to keep forever,” said Sechrist, who caught the shark Tuesday. “That’s a special moment that I can use. Just one more thing on the resume of things that I’ve done.”

Sechrist’s resumé is lengthy for any 19-year-old: He’s gone skydiving and waterskiing, wrestled in middle school and plans on playing wheelchair basketball at college this year.

But his latest accomplishment wouldn’t have happened without the help of a family friend.

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