Briton hailed a 'hero' after saving paddling children from shark
A British holidaymaker was hailed a hero today after wrestling a shark away as it swam towards children paddling off a beach in Australia.
|It's worth noting when people are still willing to use the word.|
Paul Marshallsea, 62, was enjoying a barbecue with his family and friends when he heard cries of "shark".
He sprinted to the shoreline and found the two-metre long dusky shark in shallow water close to where toddlers were paddling.
The father-of-three grabbed the shark by the tail and dragged it out to deeper water. He narrowly avoided being bitten in the process when the shark lunged at his leg.
The shocking scene, at Bulcock Beach on the Sunshine Coast, was captured by an Australian TV news team who were filming nearby.
Helicopters and lifesavers on jet skis later lured the shark out to sea with the tide.
Posted by: lotp 2013-01-21