Shark Choking on Moose Saved by Canadians in Newfoundland

November 22, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A shark choking on a chunk of moose was saved by Canadians in Newfoundland.

The Greenland shark was on its side on the harbor at Norris Arm North. Two men, Derrick Chaulk and Clifford Harvey, made their way over, and were joined by another man, Jeremy Ball. 

Ball pulled on the moose chunk, which was lodged into the shark’s mouth, and it came out after a couple of yanks.

Ball then tied a rope around the shark’s tail and Chaulk pushed the shark out into deeper water. It lay in the water for a couple of minutes before water started coming out of its gills and it started breathing, Chaulk told CBC.

After about 30 minutes of the shark laying in shallow water, the shark swam away.

“There was a few people up on the bank watching and once that shark swam out and lifted his tail, and then swam all the way out, everybody just clapped,” said Chaulk. 

“It was a good feeling to see that shark swim out, knowing that you saved his life.” 

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