Sydney Woman Wrestles Shark, Throws It Out Of Rock Pool

Real estate agent captured wrestling shark out of swimming pool

The video shows her stopping and bending down to look at something, before she appears to wrestle with the shark and picking it up in her arms.

Melissa Hatheier, 50, had no hesitation jumping into the ocean pool at Cronulla in southern Sydney when she spotted the Port Jackson shark swimming around the bottom.

Our in house Shark Wrangler Melissa Hatheier wrestling a shark out of Oak Park Rock Pool yesterday morning!

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". A shark in the oak park pool!

The shark was thought to be a Port Jackson, and Hatheier's act in freeing it has been dubbed "the most Australian thing ever" on social media.

Aussie Melissa Hatheier has gone viral for her shark wrestling heroics
Aussie Melissa Hatheier has gone viral for her shark wrestling heroics

But - as the video shows - Melissa didn't let the warnings scare her. "I just helped the shark relocate to the ocean".

She added: "I thought, as long as I keep my hand near its fins it couldn't bite me; I wouldn't have grabbed it by the tail though".

Hatheier said the shark was "stressed" because it was trapped between the rocks, separated from the ocean and his natural habitat.

She amazed onlookers by swimming alongside it before calmly lifting it out the pool, over and wall and dropping it into the sea.

Hundreds commented on the video, with many praising Hatheier's efforts in the scary situation.

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