With a name like that, it seems inevitable Paul Marshallsea would become famous for wrestling a shark into deeper water after it came too close to beachgoers in Australia.
The 62-year-old Welshman grabbed the 6-foot dusky shark by the tale and dragged it into the ocean at Bulcock Beach along the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.
“When I got the shark to just over knee deep he turned on me and just missed me with a bite,” Marshallsea told BBC.
“The shark nearly took my leg off in a split second – it was that quick.”
After it was all said and done, another man helping patted the animal and tried to usher it safely away.
“I think he’s dying,” the man told 9 News in Australia. “I think there’s something wrong with him.”
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Dusky sharks, also known as bronze or black whalers, are not aggressive, but can be dangerous to humans with especially powerful jaws. They can grow to 12 feet and weigh 400 pounds, National Geographic says.
Marshallsea said he realized he was tempting fate, but the shark had waded into shallow water near some children.
Lifeguards and rescue workers lured the shark away from the beach to a stream, where they hoped it would catch a current back out toward deeper water.
“It’s shallow for about six yards where the shark was and a lot of babies and toddlers splash about there. It could have been very nasty,” he said, according to the Mirror.
“My instincts took over and I grabbed the shark by the tail.”