VIDEO: Man tussles with shark on Australian beach

11:46 22 January 2013

Paul Marshallsea cajoled the shark back out to sea. Picture: YouTube

Paul Marshallsea cajoled the shark back out to sea. Picture: YouTube

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A British grandfather on holiday in Australia was seen grabbing a shark by its tail and tried to drag it away from people playing at the edge of the sea.

The man, named as Paul Marshallsea, from Wales, was on a beach north of Brisbane in Queensland when a siren was sounded to warn of a shark in the water.

Mr Marshallsea, 62, ran to the shoreline and grabbed the shark by the tail, wrestled with it, and tried to guide it towards deeper water.

But as the shark thrashed to free itself, he fell into the waves, before the creature turned and snapped its jaws just inches from his leg.

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