The mere sight of a sharp-toothed aquatic predator lurking in the water is usually enough to send most folks scrambling back to dry land - but not these brave beachgoers. They know that sometimes even "scary" animals need a helping hand.
Earlier this week, brothers Marcus and Logan Lakos were amongst dozens of people out enjoying a day in the sun at Henderson Beach State Park in Florida when they spotted a swimmer in distress - specifically, a hammerhead shark. It would be hard to fault anyone for wanting to flee to safety or wait and hope that the large animal would swim away, but the Lakos boys' reaction was quite the opposite, and they convinced others to join them.
"I started pulling it in and it was kind of scary, but hammerhead sharks aren't really that dangerous to humans. Knowing that, I pulled it in," Logan told news station WJHG. "Everyone else was freaking out so it was hard to bring him in. But once people started realizing we were trying to help it, some of the other guys around were all crowding around it and trying to help it."