Shark rescued by lifeguard

Wednesday, 05 September 2007
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I saw this article on The Scotsman's website and couldn't help but post it:

Shark rescued by lifeguard
Sand Shark
Sand Shark
Photo by USGS ©
A LIFEGUARD at New York's Coney Island beach came to the rescue of a two-foot sand shark being attacked by frightened swimmers.

Marisu Mironescu, 39, of Brooklyn, said he saw about 100 people circling the shark off Coney Island's beach.

"Some were hitting him, smacking his face," said Miro-nescu. "I wasn't going to let them hurt the poor thing."

He grabbed the largely harmless fish in his arms and carried it, backstroking out to sea, where he let it go.

"Then he tried to bite me," said Mironescu.
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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