The heart-wrenching story of how a marine biology student’s rescue of a shark caught in her tank was captured on video has been captured on the video for the first time.
Read moreIn the video posted to Facebook by the school’s conservation officer, Mark Smith, the student is seen struggling to save a shark while her partner tries to keep it from hitting her head.
“I’m not really sure what to do,” the student says, struggling to get the shark under control.
“He’s trying to get his head around the glass.”
“We just had a really hard time trying to keep this shark from hitting my head,” Smith says, as he frantically attempts to keep the shark from reaching his partner.
“She’s struggling and she’s struggling to keep her head under control.”
After several unsuccessful attempts, the diver tries to push the shark away from her partner and eventually gets the shark into the water.
“It’s really scary,” the teacher says.
“I just have to be brave.
I’m not a swimmer.
I know I’m gonna drown.”
The student’s father told ABC News that the girl’s mother had been in the water with the shark and they both tried to push it away, but couldn’t get it out of her arms.
The girl’s father also said the girl had been crying and the father believed it was because she was upset about her mother not getting a shot.
“We were in a panic,” he said.
“We had just been trying to put a big fish in a tank, and then we had this shark in there.”
Smith said the student was one of four students from a local school who helped in the rescue.
“The other two people are also a bit of a thrill,” he told ABC.
“But this one just had the greatest story of all.”