A man has been filmed dragging a shark out of the water in Florida and holding it down while he gets a photo with it.

According to the Telegraph the small shark had become stuck in the shallow waters at Palm Beach over the weekend.

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The man grabbed it, pulled it from the water and held it down while people took photos.

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The man then returned the disoriented shark to the water with the help of an onlooker.

WPTV journalist Ashleigh Walters posted the video to her Facebook page.

She said the shark did not resurface for a few minutes.

- nzherald.co.nz