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Mar 4, 2010 12:50 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Diver saves wild shark caught in plastic disc

Two divers had a close encounter few would believe over the weekend.

John Dickinson and Chip Garber were diving on a wreck off of Florida's Palm Beach when they found a nurse shark lying lifeless on the bottom of the ocean.

They noticed the emaciated shark had a large plastic ring around its neck, which apparently prevented it from eating.

Garber was able to approach the shark from behind, grab the ring and remove it.

Garber and Dickinson say they hope the shark will begin eating again and make a quick recovery.

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