VIDEO: Merthyr Tydfil man drags shark away from children in Australia
The moment a man from South Wales dragged a six-foot shark by its tail away from nearby children in shallow water in Australia has been caught on camera.
Paul Marshallsea from Merthyr Tydfil said he was cooking a barbeque with his wife Wendy and daughter Rachel, 21, on Bulcock Beach in Queensland when he ran down to the shore after hearing screams of "shark."
The 62-year-old said his instincts took over and he grabbed the shark by its tail, before jumping out of the way when the animal lunged towards his leg.
A spokesman for the coastguard said: "We don't recommend manhandling sharks but this gentleman did a great job."
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The moment was caught on camera by an Australian TV news team who were filming nearby.