Woman finds shark found in swimming pool, throws it back into ocean

Oscar Cross
October 13, 2017

A daring Australian real estate agent tossed a shark out of a sea pool and back into the ocean on Monday.

Not keen on finishing her swim early, a Sydney women chose to throw the pesky shark out of the pool.

Cronulla real estate agent Melissa Hatheier was taking her regular swim in the Oak Park pool in Cronulla, south of Sydney, when she saw a small shark had become trapped.

The video posted on Cronulla Real Estate's Facebook page garnered over 100,000 views and 900 shares at the time of publishing this article.

"So I came down, there was a bit of a crew here, and had a look and he was a little Port Jackson and was doing laps of the pool." she told Channel 9's Today show.


"I rounded up the kids and we headed to the pool". He was only about a meter long.

Ms Hatheier told local media: "My mum swims there every morning with friends and they rang me saying there was a shark, so I ran down there. It's a pretty spot, and I just might bump into a shark, then LIFT IT OVER MY HEAD WITH MY BARE HANDS!"

Hatheier said she made sure to grab it around the neck so it couldn't swing around and bite her, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Her daughter Shannon captured video of the rescue, and the footage has made Hatheier a hero, as well as a viral sensation.

"I wasn't really scared but I wouldn't have done it with a great white", she said. She added: "He wasn't that heavy but his skin was very rough, like sandpaper".

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