A diving instructor from Byron Bay risked his life to save a frightened, grey nurse shark in a marine park off the coast of New South Wales. Inaki Aizpun received the 'Hero to Animals Award' for it from the activist group PETA. The two-meter shark was facing a painful and certain death, but now lives on. Watch video:
Diver saves shark
Inaki Aizpun was diving with a group of people when he noticed the shark in destress. On closer inspection he saw a rope and a net in the mouth of the grey nurse shark. "I had to approach the shark very closely to see if there was a hook in his mouth aswell," he says. "Luckily that wasn't the case so I could pull on the rope to get the net off. Fishing nets are a major threat to marine life. Inaki Aizpun received an award for his deed but be careful and always make your safety and that of your buddy a number 1 priority.