A GROUP of scuba divers have been filmed saving a shark that has a large kitchen knife sticking out of its head.
Diving instructor Brett Johnson was leading a group of tourists on a dive in the Cayman Islands when he saw the stricken creature.
Divers came to the shark’s assistance after noticing the knife in its head
Brett Johnson spotted the stricken creature on a dive in the Cayman Islands
Brett, 30, said he sprang into action after noticing the huge blade sticking out of the animal’s head as it lay on the seabed.
Footage shows him swimming down towards it as it hovers around the bottom.
He slowly approaches so as not to spook it before gently pulling the kitchen implement out.
The grateful fish then swims off towards the cameraman – showing the shocking wound left in its head.
Brett told the Cayman Compass: “At first it looked like it was just sleeping as most nurse sharks usually are, but then we noticed something coming out of its head.
“I can’t say what happened or why it ended up getting knifed in the head, but fortunately it came out easy enough and the shark seems to be doing all right.
“It was seen again on Wednesday swimming around the same reef.”
The diving instructor approaches the animal slowly before pulling the blade out
A deep cut can be seen in the shark’s head as it swims away towards the cameraman
Nurse sharks are slow-moving bottom dwellers and are not generally considered dangerous to humans.
They sometimes bite if they feel threatened but are generally not aggressive, feeding on small fish and squid.
The incident has sparked fears for the animals in the islands, where they have been protected since 2015.