COMM: On a South African beach fishermen struggle to remove their hook from the mouth of a juvenile
great white shark. A protected species that they’ve accidentally caught. But they don’t
have long to get the huge fish back into the water before it suffocates. 00:20
COMM: When Lars Liedberg and his friend stepped into the lookout deck restaurant for some
breakfast, they didn’t expect to see this drama unfolding on the beach. 00:29
COMM: A fisherman had accidentally caught this shark and is struggling to remove the
hook from it’s mouth. Between the waves he frees his line but the hook remains stuck.
Eventually he manages to remove it to the delight of the gathering crowd. 00:53
COMM: But now the shark is free they still have to move it down the beach and get it
into deep enough water. 01:20
COMM: The crowd cheer but as the dorsal fin appears there’s no sign of movement. 01:29
COMM: With encouragement from the beach the shark’s tail can be seen to move. But exhausted
from it’s ordeal it gets pushed closer to the shore with ever breaking wave. 01:42
COMM: As the shark struggles in shallow water, the fisherman wade back in to help it. But
before they reach it, it finds the strength to escape to deeper water, and slowly starts
to swim away.