Noe Campos and his friends were fishing for sharks in the Gulf of Mexico when they saw something that would never happen again. The men thought they would have a party when they caught the biggest fish ever, but it turned out to be a lifesaving rescue.
The fishermen from Venice, Florida, quickly realized that the 12-foot hammerhead shark they had caught was badly hurt. They rushed to help her, but then they noticed that the female shark was pregnant and ready to give birth. So they went from fishermen to doctors immediately and jumped into the water to help the shark give birth.
It took almost two hours and a lot of hard work, but over 20 puppies were delivered safely. Campos said, “I stood in the water for a few seconds to ensure they swam away well.” “I held them, and when I let go, they took off like a rocket.”
It turned out that the big hammerhead shark had a big bite on her belly from a fight with another shark. This meant that her babies were in danger. But the kind fishermen came to their aid and saved everyone. The mother died because she was hurt, which is sad, but at least all her pups made it.
“It changed my life,” one of the fishermen, Ashley Travis, told Newsday over the phone. “I’ve never seen anything have a baby.”
Locals took a video of the amazing scenery and posted it online. In the video below, you can see what happened.