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Famed shark fisherman Frank Mundus dies

Patricia Sullivan

Frank Mundus, believed to be the inspiration for the shark-fishing captain Quint in the movie "Jaws," has died. He forged his reputation as a fearless fisherman in Montauk beginning in 1951, hunting down the world's biggest sharks.

"I had a lot of close calls," he once said. "Probably too many close calls."

Here's his website with a good FAQ.

By Patricia Sullivan |  September 15, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  | Category:  Patricia Sullivan
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