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Man tackles shark on the beach… then gets the sack

He wasn’t really meant to be in Australia.

WELSHMAN PAUL MARSHALLSEA was on a month long holiday with his family in Australia when a shark swam up on the beach beside some children.

Rather than panicking, he calmly pushed the shark away from the beach, and was heralded a hero when footage of the incident went viral last month.


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Great, right?  As it turns out, not for him.

According the the Independent, Mr. Marshallsea had been on leave from his position with a children’s charity since April 2012 due to stress, and the organisation was less than impressed to see him wrestling a shark in Australia.

He has now been sacked, despite claiming that the holiday was prescribed by his GP.

Speaking to Wales Online, Marshallsea said, “Where do I now get a job? There’s not much call for shark-wrestlers in Merthyr Tydfil.”

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