British Grandfather Wrestles Shark in Oz (FULL CLIP) – 21st Jan 2013
Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 8:30 am
A holidaying Welshman fights off a dangerous shark after it strayed too close to children swimming on a beach. An heroic British holidaymaker has wrestled a 2m (6ft) shark off the Australian coast to stop beachgoers being attacked. Paul Marshallsea, 62, from Wales, was on a month's break with his family when the shark swam right up to swimmers and children paddling on the shore on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. A local TV crew, which was on the beach filming another story, captured the moment when Mr Marshallsea and another man ran into the water and grabbed the shark by its tail in an attempt to get it to swim away. At one point the shark is seen thrashing about in the water as Mr Marshallsea holds on, trying to stop it lunging at beachgoers. It eventually breaks free, pushing him over. The grandfather, from Merthyr Tydfil, told Wales Online: "We got hold of his tail and pulled with all our might to get the shark back into deep enough water so that the poor thing could survive. "While I was pulling the shark by the tail back into deeper water her 2ft-long babies were swimming through my legs. They must have got lost and marooned by the shallow sand banks and got beached. "But the trouble was when we got the shark to just over knee deep it then turned on us and just missed me with a bite which was a fraction away from my leg. "A shark that one minute ago was so docile now just nearly took my leg off in a split second – it was that quick." Holidaymakers and locals watched as <b>…</b>
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