Real estate agent captured wrestling shark out of swimming pool

12 October, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Real estate agent captured wrestling shark out of swimming pool

A Sydney, Australia, real estate agent is being hailed a hero after video of her saving a small Port Jackson shark stuck in a rock pool in Cronulla went viral.

You're going for a quick dip in an ocean pool and you catch sight of a shark in the water: what do you do?

Sydney real estate agent Melissa Hatheier was swimming in the Oak Park rock pool near Cronulla when she spotted the shark trapped in a rock pool, presumably because of the low tide.

In a very understated interview with the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Hatheier said: "I just threw him over the edge of the pool into the water and watched him swim away".

Melissa Hatheier picked up the shark with her bare hands and tossed it back into the ocean on Monday. And they didn't know what to do.


"So I herded him into the shallows and then I just sort of got on my knees".

"I wasn't really scared but I wouldn't have done it with a great white", she said.

Footage taken by Ms Hatheier's daughter shows her bravely swimming above the shark trying to figure out a plan of action. I started to swim around him and he became a bit stressed and started to knock his head on the rocks.

Don't believe us? Cop this extraordinary video posted to Facebook by Mel's employer Cronulla Real Estate yesterday. "I just dived on him". So I said, 'I think I can just grab him'.

By holding the bronze whaler upside down, Ms Hatheier put the shark into a state of paralysis called "tonic immobility", meaning she could safely move it without putting herself in danger.

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