Woman wrestles and throws shark back into sea

A woman has been filmed wrestling and throwing a shark out of a small rock pool and back into the ocean.

Melissa Hatheier was swimming in the beachside rock pool in Sydney, Australia, when she spotted a fin in the water.

The swimming group the female was with all left the water in fear but footage, which was captured by Melissa's daughter, shows Melissa wrestling with the elasmobranch fish.

However, the brave parent's action was actually a kind-hearted gesture as she picked the sea creature up in her arms, carried it over the edge of the shallow water and threw it back into the ocean.

Melissa told Channel Nine's Today show: "I herded him into the shallows and then I just got him with my knees, with his fins and threw him back and saved him.

"I wasn't scared. I was just thinking he was trapped in this rock pool and I needed to help him out. I'm a real estate agent.

"My job is to help people relocate to their perfect homes. I just helped the shark relocate to the ocean."