Hero granddad wrestles shark

  • 21 January 2013
Watch Mr Marshallsea wrestling with the shark

A British granddad has been hailed as a hero after wrestling a shark away from a group of children on a beach in Australia.

Paul Marshallsea, from South Wales, noticed the the two-metre long creature heading towards swimmers on Bullock Beach, on Australia's Sunshine Coast, before diving to their rescue.

He pulled the Dusky Shark, which experts say can be a dangerous breed, by the tail and dragged it out to deeper water.

Paul, who was on holiday with his family, said: "Where this shark actually came ashore it's shallow for about five or six yards and a lot of babies and toddlers splash about there - it could have been very nasty.

An Australian coastguard spokesman said: "We don't recommend manhandling sharks but this gentleman did a great job."