An unbelievable video has surfaced of a large shark trying to shimmy its way off a fishing boat after jumping on board.
In the footage, taken off the coast of Long Island, New York, fishermen were shocked to see the Mako shark wiggle around on the deck of the boat with its body trapped beneath the guard-rail.
The shark’s mouth starts to bleed after it bites the rail several times in an effort to free itself from the boat.
The sea creature was saved after Captain Don Law of Outlaw Fishing Charters tied a rope around the shark’s fin while another crew member kept its head facing the ocean by hooking it with fishing line.
The video then cuts to the shark slowly being lowered into the sea and Don cutting the rope to set it free.
Mako sharks measure around 10 ft. in length and weigh from 132–298 lbs.
Earlier this week, we reported another shark incident that involved two boaters dragging a shark at “high speed.” That video has now gone viral.
Many people are outraged over the inhumane behavior the boaters exhibited towards the dragging shark. They believe it is animal cruelty and want the boaters to be held responsible for their actions. But officials are determining if what was done to the shark is illegal, though clearly unethical and cruel.
The graphic footage taken in Florida shows the shark being dragged to a slow, drowning death. An investigation is currently underway.
Watch the video of the more fortunate shark rescue below:
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