Saturday, July 26, 2014

Video: Diver Removes Fishing Hook from Silky Shark

Divers remove fishing hook from silky shark.
It's always nice to share a feel-good shark story and this one comes to us from Jupiter, Florida.

On Saturday July 26, 2014 the shark addicts went out diving with Emerald Charters, and Randy Jordan.  The encountered a silky shark with a large fishing hook stuck in its mouth and they decided to take action.

Randy put the shark into tonic immobility and fellow dive Cameron Nimmo went to work removing the fishing hook from the shark's mouth. Everything went as planned and neither the shark nor the divers were harmed. According to the video description, the divers plan on continuing their rescue efforts in the future when they encounter other sharks in similar predicaments. And for that, we say thank you!  The video was taken by Mickey Smith.
Photo is a video screenshot.