Long Island Crowd Is Stunned As Fisherman Wrestles Sand Tiger Shark On Beach

A person walking on a beach

This is an absolute nightmare.

According to the New York Post, a man was seen wrestling a shark on the shore of a Long Island beach, trying to be Steve Erwin or something.

The insane footage was captured on Sunday at the Smith Point Beach on Fire Island.

Apparently the man was fishing and hooked it by mistake.

In the video, you see the shark fighting for its life, as it tries to squirm its way back into the water, but the relentless dude continues to pull it to the sand.

As the guy continues to pull the shark to shore, another guy jumps in to help him out.

The shark, which was identified as a non-aggressive sand tiger shark, continues to fight for its life as the man continued to wrestle with it.

Of course, there’s no telling what unfolded before the man began to pull the shark out of the water, so it’s hard to tell if the actions were justified or not.

However, there’s been a huge spike in shark attacks this past summer in New York, which has resulted in a number of beach closures.

Back on July 13th, a 41-year-old surfer was bit by a four-foot tiger shark that left a four-inch gash in his leg, and he was sent to the hospital.

On July 3rd, a lifeguard was bitten in the chest and right hand by a shark that was estimated to be about five foot long.

There were four other shark related incidents in the Long Island area in July alone.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock