Swimmer attacks and drags innocent fish out of sea after mistaking it for shark

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A swimmer has apparently mistaken a harmless garfish for a shark after he was caught on camera dragging it out of the sea.

Shocked onlookers on the beach at Turunc resort in the Turkish province Mugla watched as the man decided to take the matter into his own hands.

The garfish, also known as a garpike, swam around in the shallows, and even people in the sea were reportedly anxious seeing it near the shore.

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But one holidaymaker reportedly thought the fish was some sort of dangerous shark and attacked it.

In the footage, the garfish is seen swimming close to the shore as the camerawoman says: “How beautiful you are! I think it is scared.”

The footage shows one swimmer grabbing a rock and pounding the garfish with it before grabbing it by its tail and dragging the harmless fish towards the beach.

Shocked people in the background can be heard saying: “He hit the fish!”

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The camerawoman says: “Because of these people…”

In the second video, the man is seen grabbing the fish by the tail before dragging it out of the water.

The woman says: “Look at this guy, he grabbed it. Oh, he grabbed the fish. What is he doing?”

Onlookers are heard saying in the background: “Let it go! Guys, make him let it go.”

Reports said the man brought the fish ashore, however, it is unclear what happened afterwards, and if the local authorities are looking into the matter.

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