Real estate agent's fearless shark rescue caught on camera

Posted October 13, 2017

A woman's fearless antics went viral after footage showed her picking up a shark, wrestling with and before and throwing it back into the sea.

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

Melissa Hatheier has added "in-house shark wrangler" to her job description after she was filmed wrestling a predator out of the Oak Park Rock Pool at Cronulla on Monday. Huge cheers could be heard in the background as she succeeded in lifting the shark up and threw it back into the sea.

The woman was seen picking up the shark before gently throwing it back into the ocean.

Don't believe us? Cop this extraordinary video posted to Facebook by Mel's employer Cronulla Real Estate yesterday. "I would have walked on water to get out of the pool".

"I jumped in and I thought, 'I reckon I can probably get him out.' And mum called 000, so the police came down as well".

Hatheier told The ABC she may not have been so brazen had the shark been a bigger breed, however. In a very understated interview with the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Hatheier said: "I just threw him over the edge of the pool into the water and watched him swim away". Not a great day for shark ego, the real-estate agent has left people thoroughly impressed, who dubbed her heroics as the "most Australian thing ever".

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.