Surfers are a sharks best friend?

There is this old phrase in journalism that points to what makes a newsworthy story. It is when something is so out of the ordinary that it is something you have to cover, usually we call them “Man bites dog” stories.

Well, this story is one of those.

“Surfer saves Great White Shark (almost).”

This Discovery News piece (strangely, this happened at the same time Shark Week is on) is about a surfer in Australia who found a beached Great White Shark and decided to try and save it.