Paul Marshallsea lost his job as a charity worker as he was on sick leave when he was seen dragging a shark away from children in Australia.
A grandfather from Wales is being hailed a hero after pulling a shark away from children on a beach in Australia.
Despite a fiercely fought contest Wales have failed to break the 43 year deadlock on Australian soil in their 2012 summer tour.
Paul Marshallsea's employer, Pant and Dowlais Boys & Girls Club, has told ITV News it cannot comment on his dismissal because of legal issues.
A Welsh grandfather who was hailed a hero after pulling a shark away from children on a beach in Queensland says he has now been sacked from his job, because he was on sick leave when he made the brave intervention.
Paul Marshallsea from Merthyr Tydfil says he was shocked to return home from Australia to find he was being dismissed from his job working with young people, after bosses saw footage of his encounter with the shark.
Grandfather Tim Holmes, from Wales who now lives in Australia, has saved his grand childrens' lives after their home became surrounded by out of control wildfires. The dramatic and despirate rescue took place as Tasmania was inundated with hundreds of wildfires.
David Wood reports
Wales have lost 20-19 in the third Test against Australia in Sydney.
The home-side had already won the three-match series, with the final score now 3-0.
But Wales once again put in an impressive performance in Sydney and an historic victory looked to be within Wales' grasp as they lead by 2 points with just ten minutes to go.
Unfortunately penalties awarded to the Wallabies meant they regained their earlier lead and in a similar vein to last weeks second test saw them secure the victory.
Wales trail Australia by 3 points at half time in the third and final test match at the Sydney Football Stadium.
Australia opened the scoring with a penalty successfully taken by Berrick Barnes but the score soon brought level by the boot of Leigh Halfpenny.
It continued to be a close contest throughout the first 40 minutes.
A penalty given against Mike Phillips in the last few minutes of play meant the home-side go into half time with a three points advantage.