A video filmed on a Florida beach shows beach lovers dragging an anguished hammerhead shark out of the water to free it from hooks and steel lines around its head.
The video shows the filmmaker’s brother dragging the shark in the shallows by the tail on a beach in Destin, Florida, and holding it with the help of passers-by to get several hooks out of its mouth.
The group also removed a steel fishing line entangled in and around the hammerhead sharks head.
“All the anguish and screams that were heard in the background were due to the natural fear of some people and the lack of understanding of the situation and the behaviour of the hammerhead sharks, once the passers-by realized that when trying to Help the shark, they quickly did what they wanted, they could help, “the YouTube user wrote.
The description of the video reads…
“My brother and I fight to save an injured hammerhead shark on the Destin, FL shoreline and bravely took it to safety away from the public. My brother, once realizing it was injured, swam out to bring it to shore away from people still in the water. I filmed this heroic display as he dragged the injured 10 ft. hammerhead to shore.”
“The shark was pulled to shore and we realized it had several deep sea fishing hooks in its mouth as well as steel fishing line tangled in and around its head. My brother, along with help from bystanders worked to get the hooks out and save the dying shark. My brother was able to pull the shark into deeper water until it was able to swim away safely in an attempt to avoid further injuring itself or the public.”
All of the distress and yelling heard in the background were caused by a natural fear from certain individuals and lack of understanding of the situation as well as the behaviours of hammerhead sharks. Once bystanders realized we were trying to help the shark they quickly did what they could to help.