A brave woman has been nicknamed the 'shark wrangler' after she discovered a shark in a swimming pool and boldly picked it up and tossed it back in the ocean.

Desperately wanting a safe swim, Melissa Hatheier was filmed wrestling with the unexpected guest at the Cronulla Beach rock pool.

Cronulla Real Estate posted the video to Facebook, which shows the shark swimming under Hatheier.

After being alerted, Hatheier is filmed picking up the shark before carrying it in her arms over to the pool's ledge and releasing it into the ocean.

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The clip was captioned, "Our in house Shark Wrangler Melissa Hatheier wrestling a shark out of Oak Park Rock Pool yesterday morning! Nice work Mel! #nextlevel #classicMel".

The woman was seen picking up the shark before gently throwing it back into the ocean. Photo / Facebook
The woman was seen picking up the shark before gently throwing it back into the ocean. Photo / Facebook

Hundreds commented on the video, with many praising Hatheier's efforts in the scary situation.

"Wow Melissa, Your act of bravery there is nothing short of brilliant giving peace of mind in face of danger and how the human body and mind works when instincts kick in to resolve a problem", one said.

"This is hands down the most Australian thing I have ever seen, holy mackerel", another wrote.