Shark Rescued From Fishing Net And Helped Back To Water

This is the heart-stopping moment a determined passerby came to the rescue of a struggling shark, which had become tangled in a fisherman’s cast net. In the dramatic footage, the black-tip shark can be seen thrashing around on the sands of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, while Mike Phillips, manager of a nearby pier, attempts to pull the net off the fish. The moment was captured by Hilson Atkins, who said that the shark had become trapped in a fisherman’s net, and who then himself tried to help get the shark free. After seeing the shark struggle for around 15 minutes, Hilson, 48, worked with the fisherman to at least get the tangled shark from the middle of the pier to the beach. Having kept the shark submerged in water until help arrived, Hilson then captured the moment Mike - who runs Second Avenue Pier at the beach - came to the shark’s aid. After removing the netting, hero Mike managed to pull the freed shark back into the waters on September 9, before bravely keeping ahold of the shark’s tail, moving it around until the shark could swim under its own strength.
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Location: Mrytle Beach, South Carolina, USA
  • Date Acquired09-13-2019
  • Date Filmed09-09-2019
  • OrientationHorizontal
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Shark Rescued From Fishing Net And Helped Back To Water


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