Fisherman rescues great white shark from South Africa beach

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Image by Mario Micklisch / CC BY 2.0

There have been countless occasions of people working together to save beached whales and dolphins, but wading into the shallows to pull a great white shark to safety is a very rare sight. Just such an incident occurred on Plettenberg Bay beach in South Africa after a fisherman mistakenly reeled in the shark. After bravely removing the hook from the shark’s mouth, the fisherman and accomplice struggled against the surf to eventually free the great white. The video of the rescue was posted to YouTube, where it has been viewed across the globe. Read more:

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