THIS is the jawesome moment a scuba diving gran saved a shark which was snagged on fishing lines off the coast of Devon.

Kidderminster marketing manager Michelle Walton, aged 53, was on a diving holiday at Hallsands, south Devon, with her partner, Peter Love, aged 52, when they spotted the stranded catshark.

It was stuck on a double hook and thrashing violently so the couple dived down to the seabed to try and free it.

Michelle used a knife to saw through the fishing lines before the 5ft long shark wriggled free.

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Astonishing video shows the moment the shark swims directly past the couple after it was rescued on Tuesday, July 30.

Michelle, who has two children and three grandchildren, said: "We were in the water less than 10 metres down, close to the shore when me and Pete noticed a fishing line and I indicated to Pete to avoid it.

"We followed the line and it disappeared into some seaweed and when we reached the end we saw a catshark caught on a double hook.

"It was thrashing around so I got out a diving knife and started cutting the line. It took a long time because it was a tough line.

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"If we hadn't found the shark it would have died.

"When it finally got free it didn't swim off straight away and seemed to hang around and it looked at the camera - I think it was saying thank you.

"When I go diving I like to see where the dive takes me - I don't plan it out and I never know what I'm going to get."

Catsharks feed on invertebrates and smaller fish and are not harmful to humans.