Video of an Australian woman is going viral after she casually lifted a shark and transferred it on the other side of the pool. Melissa Hatheier was informed about the shark in the pool by her mother after noticing a fin in the water. The 50-year-old real-estate agent said that her family did not know what to do with the shark when she thought she could just grab it. In the video, Hatheier is seen picking up the shark “like a toddler” and throwing it back in the sea. The incident happened at the Oak Park Rock Pool in Sydney’s beachside suburb of Cronulla in Australia. Hatheier said the animal, believed to be a Port Jackson shark which appeared to be in distress.
The incident happened at the Oak Park Rock Pool int he Sydney suburb fo Cronulla. Hatheier told local news that she suspected the shark was stranded in the sea-adjoining pool during high tide. The video shows the shark swimming away quickly in the sea water when released. Local police confirmed the incident happened in the suburb of Cronulla on Monday.
Here is the video:
News.com quoted Hatheier as saying, “He was getting stressed because he was bumping into the rocks and I was thinking I just need to put him back where he is meant to be. So I herded him into the shallows and then I just sort of got on my knees. With his fins, I picked him up and helped him back.” After the video went viral, the real-estate agent has been hailed on social media for her heroic act.