Footage has emerged on YouTube of a Welsh holidaymaker manhandling a shark that was swimming towards children on a beach

A Welsh grandfather has been caught on camera wrestling a shark that was swimming towards kids on an Australian beach.

Paul Marshallsea, 62, from Merthyr Tydfil, was having a barbecue with his wife and daughter when he heard cries of “shark” nearby.

The shark, believed to be a dusky whaler, was in shallow water where young children were paddling when Marshallsea came to the rescue, lifting the shark and moving it into deeper water.

The BBC quotes Marshallsea as saying, “When I got the shark to just over knee deep he turned on me and just missed me with a bite.

“The shark nearly took my leg off in a split second – it was that quick.”