Rescue video: Man at the beach frees a hammerhead with a fishhook in its mouth
Two brothers came across a wounded hammerhead shark at the beach in Destin, Florida. One of them pulled it to the shore and was horrified to discover what had happened to the animal:
"We realized it had several deep sea fishing hooks in its mouth as well as steel fishing line tangled in and around its head," explained the brother who had recorded the rescue on video. "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 the situation as well as the behaviors of hammerhead sharks. Once bystanders realized we were trying to help the shark they quickly did what they could to help."
What a super rescue these guys pulled off!