Queensland Man Rescues Osprey Tangled in Fishing Line

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

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