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MIAMI - On Thursday, a man was awarded the Coast Guard Gold Lifesaving Medal for an act of heroism.

On Sept. 24, 2011, Connor Bystrom rescued his friend from an attacking bull shark off the coast of Anna Maria Island.

(Source: wptv.com)

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A little hand for the worlds biggest fish…

Divers have rescued a whale shark caught in thick rope off the coast of Mexico.

The pregnant whale shark had got wrapped in a thick rope which had to be cut off by the divers who were accompanying tourists when they spotted the distressed creature.

It took two trips, to 30m below the surface, to check the condition of the 10m-long shark and then to remove the rope.

A large, deep scar could be seen on the whale shark’s back once the rope was removed, leading the divers to believe that the animal had been trapped for some time.   (reported from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20621055) 

Another shark rescue! This time it was a great white in Southeastern Australia, and it was a successful rescue.

(Source: blogs.sacbee.com)

A 13 foot tiger shark washed ashore and three men worked to try and save it’s life! Our Mitch Bryan was there, grabbed his camera and went into the water, bringing us an intense, close-up look at the dangerous rescue attempt.

Jeans, shirt and all, I ran into the water with my camera.

"What kind of shark," I asked the men holding the giant shark.

"Tiger shark."

"Tiger shark?!" I replied. "Now my questions is, what happens if it does get revived? What do we do?"

"Run!"

I found these three men, with no concern for their safety, holding a 13 foot tiger shark, trying to force water back into it’s gills.

(Source: kristv.com)

He was guiding me to a fishing boat. I looked up and there was the stern of a ship and I could see crew with binoculars looking at me.

Toakai Teitoi, regarding the six-foot shark that was circling his boat after he spent 106 days adrift at sea.

(Source: grindtv.com)