A Florida beachgoer was captured on video Monday grabbing a hammerhead shark by its tail and pulling it to shore after he noticed it was in distress.
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Marcus shot video of his brother Logan pulling the injured fish to the Destin beach shore and holding it still before removing fishing hooks from its mouth.
"My brother, once realizing it was injured, swam out to bring it to shore away from people still in the water," Marcus wrote on YouTube. "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," he continued. "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."
At the end of the video, the shark is let go and swims free.
"Careful, careful, careful!" one person could be heard shouting as the man pulled the shark back into the water.
Marcus wrote that the "distress and yelling heard in the background" was the result of "a natural fear from certain individuals" who had trouble "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," he wrote.
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