This shocking video shows a marine rescue team wrestling with – a Great White Shark.
The animal had beach-bums terrified after it washed up on Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, the day before.
The 1.8 metre-long shark – nicknamed Fluffy – ended up at the popular tourist spot last Monday (4/11) afternoon after becoming injured.
Frightened tourists were seen running from the beach but the shark didn’t show any signs of aggression.
The animal was taken to a nearby public ocean pool to rest, before spending a night at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary aquarium.
Onlooker Tim Combley, 27, who filmed the footage of the animal being taken to the aquarium, said: “It was crazy seeing the animal move like that out of the water.
“I thought it would break free and attack. I’ve never been that close to a shark before.”
Pictures have emerged on social media of hundreds of holidaymakers watching the shark swim in the public pool – which was closed for the day.
Alex Martiniuk wrote on Twitter: “Beautiful to see such a gorgeous animal.”
Fluffy was released from a boat four kilometres off Sydney on Tuesday (12/11) afternoon.
Great White Shark wrestled in the back of a white van.When the 1.8 metre-long shark nicknamed 'Fluffy' washed up on Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, bathers were seen running off screaming. But this brave marine rescue team wrestled the Great White into the back of a white van to save it.
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Experts said it was very rare for an Great White to beach itself.
They said Fluffy had injuries to its lower jaw but made a swift recovery.
Great Whites – found in temperate waters all around the world - are responsible for the largest number of fatal unprovoked attacks on humans.