A man jumped into the ocean to free an osprey that was tangled in fishing line in Hervey Bay, Queensland, on January 12.
Melissa Timbs filmed a video that shows Greg Messer using his teeth to cut the fishing line from the osprey’s wing.
Messer told a local TV station that he wanted to “give back” as he himself had been rescued from the ocean a few months prior.
Wildlife Rescue Fraser Coast told Storyful that the osprey was in the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital for a full health check and further assessment. Credit: Melissa Timbs via Storyful