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.

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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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