Wrestling A Shark
A former employee of Pant and Dowlais Boys and Girls Club, Paul Marshallsea was dismissed as a project coordinator after wrestling a shark in Bulcock Beach, Australia. He was on extended sick leave from his job with his wife Wendy when the incident occurred. Paul grabbed the dusky whaler shark, considered a potential danger to humans, after it started swimming towards children in shallow water, dragging the 6-foot or 2-meter marine animal to deeper water, where he was almost bitten. Caught on camera, the incident went viral and caught the attention of his employers. Having worked for the charity for ten years, and often seven days a week, he was surprised when he returned home to a letter of dismissal due to a "breakdown of the trustees confidence and trust" in his ability to perform his duties because his stress related sick leave seemed more like a vacation.