Impressive video shows shark released from fishing line on California beach
CARLSBAD, California (KSWB) – Sink your teeth into it.
The video shows a man working to free a small great white shark from a fishing line around 2 p.m. Saturday at Tamarack State Beach in California. The video, shot by Kelly Bailey, shows the shark’s fin sticking out close to shore as it got stuck on the line, at which point a shirtless man grabs the line and pulls the shark onto the beach.
The man, who has not been identified, holds the flapping shark by its tail fin until another man cuts the line. He was then able to pull the shark back into the water to send it back.
In an email, Bailey said she was at the beach with her family on Saturday when she observed the incident.
“I was walking towards the pier where my son and his cousins were exploring and noticed a fishing line pulling in the water from afar,” she said. “I then saw a man reel in a large marine reel and another run towards the water with a spear. After the man fought to bring back what we all thought was a sport fish, [I] was told by the other man holding the spear that it was actually a shark.
Video shows several people gathered around the area to watch the shark being released, including two people and a young child as it was brought back to shore. No one appeared to be injured in the incident and the shark swam away.
Bailey said she started filming “hoping to see a big fish, so I kept going.”
“Once he got to the beach, we could all tell he was a great white,” she said.