Mum wrestles shark spotted while swimming in beachside rock pool and casually throws it out of the water

A mum ‘wrangles’ a shark during her morning swim and throws it out of a beachside rock pool to huge cheers in this astonishing footage. It was, real estate agent Melissa Hatheier claimed, just what she does in the office – relocating things needing a new home.



Melissa – now dubbed the “Shark Wrangler” by colleagues – went for a swim in the pool in the beachside suburb of Cronulla on Sydney’s southside.

However, the swim was soon disrupted when her mum noticed a fin in the water while swimming with her group of friends and yelled “Oh my god, get out – there’s a shark!”


Melissa swims over the shark after it was spotted by her mum's swimming group


Video shot by Melissa’s daughter shows the mum fearless of the shark – swimming almost over it in the pool.

She then appears to wrestle with the shark and pick it up in her arms. She carries it over to the edge of the pool and tosses it back into the ocean.


Melissa Hatheier throws the shark out of the Sydney beach rock pool


People watching on cheered loudly.

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