Fisherman Gets up Close and Personal to Free Seven-Foot Shark

A fisherman on the Galveston shore caught what appeared to be a tiger shark on May 16 and then struggled for an hour to coax the beast back into the water and released it.

While visiting the pier with her husband, uploader Paola Davila saw the fisherman and others guiding the seven-foot shark towards shallow water.

Davila described to Storyful the lengths that the fisherman went to keep the animal calm. “He even poured water on her to keep her hydrated and rubbed her to calm down,” she said.

“We all said she belongs out there,” concluded Davila. Credit: Paola Davila via Storyful