Eagle-eyed cameraman Matt Mulcrone spotted a shark-like fish in the background of a shot while interviewing a diver by the breakwater in Brixham.
He thought it was a dogfish. The diver, Ian Russell from Bristol, followed it and was able to pick it up. He identified it as a rare blue shark and told ITV News West Country he was thrilled as he had never seen anything like it in 12 years of diving off the South Devon coast.
He immediately returned it to the water and encouraged it to swim away.
A swimmer in Cornwall has had a close encounter with a basking shark at Sennen, west Cornwall.
Lew Smart posted the video on YouTube after capturing the footage on an underwater camera.
Surfers and swimmers were evacuated from a Devon beach after a shark’s fin was spotted in the water.
A member of the public raised the alarm after spotting it offshore at Croyde Bay.
RNLI beach lifeguards advised people to leave the water as a precaution as the fin was inside a ‘safe swimming’ zone.
Conservation charity The Shark Trust says it's “highly likely” it was a basking shark.
Pictures have emerged of what's thought to be the biggest shark ever to be caught in UK waters off the coast of Cornwall.
Wayne Comben and Graeme Pullen managed to haul the ten foot long Porbeagle - a relative of the Great White shark. Fortunately, they aren't a threat to humans.