GULF COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida family enjoying some time out on the water came across a shark that needed help.
David Torres says he and his family were scalloping in Cape San Blas when a boat motored up "hollering about a shark."
In a Facebook post, Torres says a 15-foot rope was wrapped around the shark.
"Who lassoed this shark?" someone is heard asking in the clip.
Torres used a knife that was on the boat and was able to cut the shark free.
"Go baby!" a woman says as the shark swims away.
The video has racked up thousands of views on social media – and lots of praise for Torres and his family.
One commenter wrote: "We need more people like this guy."
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