shark-white-tippedA snorkeler has been hailed a hero after he pulled on the tail of a great white shark while it was attacking a young woman who was leading a swim-with-the-dolphins tour.

As the shark bit down on her, a man in her tour group grabbed hold of the tail of the shark, which then made it let go.

Rescuers said he had undoubtedly saved Elyse Frankcom, 19, from fatal injuries.

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