GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut couple’s scuba diving trip in Rhode Island turned into a mission to rescue a baby shark.
Deb and Steve Dauphinais were diving on the sand flats off Rhode Island on Monday when she spotted the 16-inch juvenile shark.
The shark’s head was stuck inside a work glove at the bottom of about 35 feet of water. The couple took a photo of the stuck shark before tugging the glove loose.
The couple says they weren’t afraid of being attacked by what appeared to be a juvenile Dogfish shark.
But, they were cautious in case it snapped at them. She says the shark looked at them, regained its equilibrium and swam away once freed.