An injured hammerhead shark was freed from the fishing line and hooks that were threatening to kill it.
Two brothers in Destin, Florida noticed a hammerhead in distress just off the beach and attempted to save it.
While it’s not recommended, and extremely dangerous to do such a thing, the brothers, with help from some bystanders and a little effort, saved the shark and it was released back into the ocean.
Many sharks, like this hammerhead shark, break off during battle or simply find and eat other fish that have hooks in them.
This shark had multiple hooks in its mouth and fishing line wrapped around its head.
While some hooks may disintegrate over time, fishing line is another matter. By the time the line breaks down or comes off the fish, it may be too late.
As fishermen we do our best to limit the times our line breaks off, but it does happen. Make sure to check all terminal tackle time and again while fishing and do your part to keep these instances from happening.