The men tried to right the shark, finally free of the line, and drag it back into the ocean, but struggled against the impeding waves and the shark’s constant thrashing. They were eventually able to get the shark to deeper water, though it took some time before it could swim off on its own. "It could have taken one of their arms clean off," Liedberg said. "They slowly managed to get it in water deep enough for it to swim away but it remained lifeless. The crowd was standing in stunned silence waiting for it to move, myself included. Eventually they pushed it away from them into the deeper blue. All you could see was the beautiful tail fin above the darker deeper water. It must have mustered its last strength and its tail started moving and just like that the shark was gone."