Local diver helps remove hook from shark

Posted at 12:27 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 04:30:52-04

A shark encounter like no other was caught on camera.

Divers with the Emerald Dive Charters in Jupiter are used to seeing a number of lemon sharks, but this time it was different. 

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Diver Josh Eccles says a shark was nudging and bumping him, almost as if signaling something was wrong. His gut instinct was right. After a closer look, he saw a huge hook sticking out of its belly. Eccles was able to pull it out, possibly saving his life. 

The shark likely could have suffered a deep infection.