ASTOUNDING footage shows an Aussie bloke in his underpants dragging and injured Great White shark into the sea.
Karl Bucholtz was working at property across the road from Manly Beach in Sydney when he saw a crowd of people around the beached beast.
The 33-year-old tradesman quickly stripped off his trousers and grabbed the shark by the tail and dragged it back into the water.
After pulling the creature back into the sea he is knocked over by a wave and quickly has to scramble away before the shark can snap him.
Following four unsuccessful attempts to drag the beast back into the ocean he alerted staff at a nearby sanctuary who took in the young male.
Karl told the Australian Daily Telegraph: “You can’t just stand there and watch it die.
“I think he was that worn out and stressed that I don’t think he would have even tried to have a nibble.
“It was just a young bloke looking for a hand.”
The shark, nicknamed "Fluffy" went on to grab headlines around the world after he was temporarily housed in the Fairy Bower ocean pool on Monday before being freed the following day.
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary aquarist Robbie McCracken praised the man’s courage, but urged others not do the same thing if faced with a similar situation.
He said: “Eventually he came to us and did the right thing.
“We are specially trained to deal with those types of animals, so in the future it’s probably best to call us.”
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