When a shark is spotted getting a little too close to any beach that people are swimming at, it can get intense.

But things took an unexpected turn this past weekend when a man on Long Beach Island dove in with his bare hands to help. Literally.

On Sunday, as a sand shark was spotted in the water near swimmers in Beach Haven, lifeguards quickly cleared the water.

A crowd gathered as the shark, seemingly in distress, got close to beaching itself on the sand.

So, naturally, a bystander did the logical thing.

You know, what I think we would all do in a similar situation.

He dove right in and grabbed it with his bare hands.

Watch for yourself:

 

Credit where it's due. Not many people can say "I saved a Jersey Shore beach full of people from a shark with my bare hands".

But this guy can.

 

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