Most people would never want to be within chomping distance of a shark, but a team of rescuers bravely volunteered to help one in desperate need.
A grey nurse shark was recently seen in the waters around Magic Point, a shark habitat off the coast of Sydney, Australia. It was tangled in a cord that was cutting into its gills and affecting its breathing. The Manly Sea Life Sanctuary was contacted, and a team of divers took off to save the animal's life before it was too late.
As seen in the incredible footage captured by 7News, the divers coaxed the female shark into a plastic tube, wrapped her into a stretcher-like device and took it to the surface so they could cut her loose -- all without ending up as chum.
"If we hadn't intervened have no doubt it would have died," said vet Rob Jones. "The elastic would have kept cutting deeper and deeper into the neck."
The grey shark is endangered, and it's estimated that there are only about 1,500 left off the Australian coast due to fishing,Read More »from Watch an Amazing Shark Rescue