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VIDEO: Man rescues shark caught in fishing wire off Florida coast

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 11:13:38-05

A fisherman saved a shark on Jensen Beach when it had a lure in its mouth and was caught in fishing wire.

According to National Geographic, the three men who rescued the shark had been fishing for jacks and bluefish when they noticed a shark thrashing about in the surf.

One of the men grabs the shark and holds its mouth open while another cuts the line with pliers. 

The man then drags the blacktip shark back into the water, where it quickly swam away.

National Geographic says during their mating season, blacktip sharks prefer to nurse their pups in shallow waters, leaving them susceptible to commercial fishing.

 

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