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Brave fishermen free shark tangled in fishing line and hooks on WA coast



A group of fishermen have been inundated with praise after they were filmed putting themselves in danger to save a shark on WA's south-western coast.

Three men can be seen working to free the Bronze Whaler shark of fishing lines and hooks at the Dawesville Channel in Mandurah in the video shared to TikTok.

One man can repeatedly be seen reaching into the shark's mouth to remove six fishing hooks and line while another hugs the shark's head to keep it still.

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"I'm in the danger zone here!" one man can be heard saying on the video.

The men successfully free the shark, which is well over 1m long, from the hooks and fishing line then let him swim away into the sea.

They can be seen celebrating afterwards.

"That was the best," someone was heard saying.

TikTok users have hailed the men as heroes, thanking for their work to help the animal.

"This is living like proper Aussies," one commented on the video.

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