A woman captured the shocking moment a group of beachgoers dragged a mako shark back to the water by its fins
A group of Florida beachgoers showed courage by rescuing a giant mako shark stranded on the sand.
A woman named Tina Fey recorded the dramatic scene on video, capturing her husband, Josh, and two other men working to save the shark stuck on the shore of Pensacola Beach.
In the clip, the shark thrashes as the group of rescuers work to move the animal back into the water. At one point, Fey zooms in on the shark and its giant maw, shouting to Josh, "Babe, look at them freakin' teeth!"
Once the shark's thrashing gets too intense for comfort, the men step away from the animal, giving it space until they deem it safe enough to resume the rescue.
The video ends with the group getting the mako shark fully submerged in the ocean water once more and watching the animal swim off.
Fey and her husband visited Pensacola Beach on Thursday to celebrate their wedding anniversary, Fey told Storyful. She said she was in the water when her husband saw the shark and "yelled at me to get out of the water." According to her, the mako shark swam towards the shore and stranded itself.
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"After a few seconds of seeing it struggle to get back in the water, my husband took charge to try to help it," Fey said, adding, "After a few attempts and two others jumping in to help, they managed to get it back into the water."
The mako shark is on the list of the most dangerous sharks to humans by AmericanOceans.org. Makos reach up to 12 feet in length and 1,200 pounds in weight. According to the organization, mako sharks have one of the strongest bites in the world, with a bite force of 3,000 pounds.
Earlier this month in Florida, a surfer was bitten in the face by a shark in an area known as the "Shark Bite Capital of the World."
Mark Summerset, 38, was surfing near New Smyrna Beach when he jumped off his board and was bitten by what authorities believed to be a spinner shark, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
"Nine out of 10 times it's because (the surfer will) fall in the shallow water, and they'll spook the shark, and it's a reaction bite," Ron Robinson, a longtime surfer in the area, told NBC affiliate WESH-TV.
Lyudmila Emag previously spoke to PEOPLE about a shark that attacked her during the Fourth of July weekend while she was swimming with friends in the waters around Fire Island, located near the south shore of Long Island, New York.
"We started swimming across the shore, maybe like 30 yards from the shoreline. That's when I felt like something grabbed me on my thigh," the 47-year-old told PEOPLE. "I just screamed to my friends, 'Something is biting me!' And I felt like it was holding onto me for some time."
"I couldn't touch the ground, so I was still swimming with my right arm, and I used my left hand to take it off me," Emag recalled, noting that she struggled to unclench the shark's jaw. "I'm not sure exactly if I went inside the shark's mouth or not, but I had some small cuts on my hand too. I didn't even see it coming."
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