A juvenile Great White shark was washed up onto the rocks at Victoria Bay in George, but a group of surfers and lifeguards worked hard to rescue the shark.
George, Western Cape – Sharks and surfers are not best friends, not ever, but when a group of young surfers saw a juvenile Great White in distress, none of them hesitated to save its life.
Great White Sharks can live up to the age of 70-years-old, so these young men have given this juvenile shark many more chances to live a full life.
Joshua Farrer had his GoPro with him while surfing with friends. It was after their surf that they saw the juvenile shark struggling to get off the rocks and back out into the ocean. The group rushed to get it back in the water but failed as the waves kept pushing the shark back up onto the rocks.
It was then that the local lifeguards came to assist, but they too had trouble. Joshua offered up his surfboard so they could carry the shark to another location where it could quickly be returned to the ocean.
Their fast action and bravery despite it being a Great White is what helped saved the king of the ocean. Joshua shared the entire rescue on YouTube and watching it; we found ourselves holding our breath for a good outcome. Thankfully, there was one.
This Great White lives to fight another day.
“In this video my friends and I came out of the water after a morning surf, then we noticed a baby shark struggling by the rocks. A group of us headed down to see what we could do to help the shark, with the help of the life guards that came along. After a few failed attempts to get the shark back out to sea from the rocks we decided to take the shark to a better location. We eventually got the shark back out to sea and saw it swim away” – Joshua Farrer
Watch their heroic efforts below.