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Fishermen free whale shark from net in China

By Ben Hooper

Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A group of Chinese fishermen came to the rescue of a whale shark that became trapped in a fishing net.

A video filmed Monday off the coast of Yantai City, Shandong Province, shows fishermen using a stick to manipulate the net that ensnared the endangered whale shark.

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The animal was freed after about two hours, the fishermen said.

The whale shark is the world's largest fish.

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