Two brothers on Florida’s Gulf Coast rescue a 10ft Hammerhead Shark with their bare hands. They noticed that the animal was injured and had several large fishing hooks in its mouth and steel fishing line tangled around its head:
Posting alongside his uploaded video on YouTube, one of the brothers wrote:
“Me and my brother fight to save an injured hammerhead shark on the Destin, FL shoreline and bravely took it to safety away from the public. My brother, once realizing it was injured, swam out to bring it to shore away from people still in the water. 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. 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.”
Our admiration and gratitude go out to all involved. These people, the two brothers especially, show what it means to care enough about doing the right thing, even if it isn’t always the easiest.