An incredible video has emerged of a huge shark thrashing around trying to free itself after jumping aboard a fishing boat.
In the clip, taken off the coast of Long Island in New York state, fisherman look on in horror as the mako shark writhes around on the deck of the boat with its body trapped beneath the guard-rail.
The Daily Mail reports,
The shark’s mouth become bloodied after it had bit the rail several times as it struggles to release itself.
The sea creature was only released after an innovative idea from one of the crew members paid off.
Captain Don Law, from Outlaw Fishing Charters, tied rope around the shark’s fin while another crew member kept its head facing the ocean by hooking it with fishing line.
The video then cuts to the shark being lowered into the water and Don cutting the rope to release back into its natural habitat.
‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat!’ Joked Don during the ordeal.
Mako sharks measures around 3.2 m (10 ft) in length and weigh from 60–135 kg (132–298 lb).