Brave beach-goers rescued a stranded shark that was dumped on the sand after being caught by a fisherman.
Video source: VCG
The 2-meter long thresher shark was left on the beach with a hook through its gums after being snared by a vessel in Dumaguete City, the Philippines, on December 24.
Local diver Nigg Arguila said he was with his family preparing to go swimming when he noticed the shark being unloaded. Nigg rushed over and used a pair of pliers to carefully remove the metal hook from the distressed shark's mouth before several people lifted it up and released it back into the sea.