Brothers Save Injured Hammerhead Shark on Florida Beach
We all want to help an injured animal, but not everybody would have the courage to haul a shark out of the water, sit on it and shove their hands in its mouth to save it.
These two brothers rushed to the aid of a hammerhead shark that was stranded near the shore in Destin, Florida. Realizing it was injured, one of them swam out, grabbed it by the tail and dragged it to the beach.
“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,” one of the brothers explained. “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.”
He clarified that the frightened yelling from the crowd was due to a lack of understanding about hammerheads, but once bystanders realized they were trying to rescue the shark, they did what they could to help.