Beachgoers helped a distressed mako shark on Pensacola Beach make its way back into the water after it was discovered beached along the shore on Friday.
Tina Fey, a Texas woman who was vacationing at Pensacola Beach to celebrate her wedding anniversary with her husband, filmed the encounter in a video that went viral over the weekend.
The two-minute video shows three men struggling to pull the shark back into the water by its tailfin before the shark begins to thrash about.
A fourth man appeared in the video about 40 seconds in, and the group was able to successfully pull the shark back into the water about a minute later.
The mako shark was estimated to be about nine feet long, according to the post on social media.
Mako sharks are endangered, large mackerel sharks that grow to be as large as 13 feet long and 1,250 pounds.
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Do mako sharks live in Florida waters?
Mako sharks are highly migratory and travel across entire oceans, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They typically live along the East Coast, from New England to Florida, and along the Gulf Coast, from Florida to Texas.
Are mako sharks aggressive?
Mako sharks can be aggressive but they aren’t likely to attack, according to the Florida Museum. Between 1926 and today, mako sharks make up about 1% of unprovoked shark attacks in Florida. Requiem (36%), bull (16%) and blacktip (15%) sharks make up the majority of reported attacks.
This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Mako shark on Pensacola Beach saved after beachgoers drag it into water