A beached great white shark was rescued this week by a group of concerned beach goers in Dana Point, California.
The event was caught on film and shared to a number of social media websites.
A hook was discovered in the shark's mouth, which the men removed prior to freeing the animal back into the ocean from Capistrano Beach.
Still a baby, the shark reportedly measured between 3 and 5 feet in length.
In the video captured of the event, onlookers can be heard cheering as the small shark swam off into the ocean.
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