Divers fight to free whale shark from rope

Divers race to free a whale shark

from a rope tied around its tail

Courtesy: Sarakorn Pokaprakan

Location: Surat Thani Province, Thailand

The group tried to cut the rope

from the animal's tail

but the knife was too small

and they failed to free it

During their attempts the shark was injured

and escaped with the rope still tied

Officials have kicked off a search to rescue it