Beachgoers Help Massive Stranded Shark Back Into Water at Florida Beach

A group of men successfully helped a mako shark back into the water at a beach in Florida, on September 14, despite the distressed marine predator lashing out.

The surreal scene recorded by Tina Fey on Pensacola Beach shows her husband, Josh, and two other men pulling the shark by its caudal fins towards the sea.

As the the shark squirms and nearly mauls them, Fey can be heard yelling to her husband, “Babe it’s too dangerous, don’t be doing that!”

The group, however, recoups and eventually pulls the shark into the water. The predator can be seen swimming away after a few seconds of recuperation.

Fey told Storyful that she and Josh got married on Pensacola Beach a year earlier and had come down once more to celebrate their first anniversary. She said that she was swimming when her husband, “yelled at me to get out of the water,” upon spotting the shark, which swam onto the shore at fast speed and beached itself.

“After a few seconds of seeing it struggle to get back in the water, my husband took charge to try to help it … after a few attempts and two others jumping in to help, they managed to get it back into the water”, Fey said. Credit: Tina Fey via Storyful

Video Transcript


- He's only 2,000 pounds.

- I think he was sinking.

- See.

- Oh, I'm so happy I have my phone out.


- Sorry.

- Oh!

- Josh?

- Yeah?

- That's a great white.

- Yep.

- Oh--

- Oh, really?

- --is it really?

- Yes.

- Oh, he's flipping.

- Nobody caught that? It just beached itself?

- It just came up.

- He started swimming up.

TINA FEY: Babe, look at them freaking teeth.

- Glad we came out of the water.

- I saw it, and then I got up. I sat up like, get the hell out of the water now. I don't think they caught it.

- Should we call the lifeguard and let him know?

- Sorry, guys.

- Come on. We get it. You got it.

- Look at these teeth right there.

- [GRUNTS] Here he comes.


TINA FEY: Oh, my.


Babe, it's too dangerous. Don't be doing that.

- I think we should call the lifeguard.

- Vols up 1.

- Yeah.

- So why are you that?


TINA FEY: Look at them.


- Can't control him.

- Come on.


- We got to get him in water fast.

- He looks like he's dead or dying.

- He does.

- If I didn't have a eight-month pregnant wife, I'd get in there and help you. But I really do [INAUDIBLE].

- Mom, look at this. Look at this.

TINA FEY: I'm trying real hard not to get y'all in it. But I have to keep clicking into the shark.

- All right, you guys.


- Oh.

- Careful. Be careful.

- I hope he's not dead. That would be so sad.

TINA FEY: Babe, let him--

- Let him go.

- Y'all are just holding on.

- Yeah. Let him--


- No.

- I think it's dead.

- No.

TINA FEY: No. It's not dead.

- He's just tired.

- He's all tired. He's just tired.

TINA FEY: No. You're--

- Nobody's going to get in the water.

- There he goes.

TINA FEY: Where is--

- Sorry.

- Well, I'm done playing.

- There he goes.

- There he goes.

- Yay!

- Woo!


- Good boy!

- Yeah.

- Finally caught something.