The crowd of onlookers cheered after she tossed the shark into the ocean, to which she raised her arms in triumph.
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Hatheier's mother was swimming with the local club "The Jellybean Minstrels" when she spotted the shark.
"He was pretty distressed and bumping into things, so I just followed him around for a bit", she said.
I herded the shark into the shallows and then I just sort of jumped on him and put my knees on his fins. "I then grabbed him around the neck so he couldn't swing around and bite me". He wasn't that heavy but his skin was very rough, like sandpaper.
"My mum swims there every morning with friends and they rang me saying there was a shark, so I ran down there", she told the outlet. After getting close to it, Hatheier said the shark became stressed and started hitting its head against the rocks. "I wasn't really scared but I wouldn't have done it with a great white [shark]".