(MIRROR) — Heroic British holidaymaker Paul Marshallsea wrestles with a 6ft shark as it heads for children playing at the edge of the sea.

When the shout of “shark” went up, the terrified grandad sprinted down the beach, spotted the 6ft killer in shallow water and dragged it away by its tail before it could strike.

Paul, 62, almost had his leg savaged before the ferocious animal was lured to deeper water by helicopters and lifesavers on jet skis.

The tourist said: “It’s shallow for about six yards where the shark was and a lot of babies and toddlers splash about there. It could have been very nasty.

“My instincts took over and I grabbed the shark by the tail.

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