Grandad grabs shark by its tail in bid to protect bathers

A group of men on holiday in Australia grabbed a shark by its tail and tried to drag it away from people playing at the edge of the sea.

One man, named as grandfather Paul Marshallsea, was on a beach north of Brisbane in Queensland when a siren was sounded to warn of a shark in the water.

Mr Marshallsea, 62, from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, ran to the shoreline and grabbed the shark by the tail.

The incident was captured by a local news crew, and footage shown on Sky News shows him wrestling the fish in the shallows and trying to guide it towards deeper water.


But as the shark thrashed to free itself, Mr Marshallsea fell into the waves, and the creature turned and snapped its jaws just inches from his leg.

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