This video shows the moment a man entered the water off the Barbican in Plymouth to push a massive stranded jellyfish back out to sea.

Belal Almassri was heading home from a business meeting when he spotted the huge creature stuck against rocks.

The 34-year-old said it was so heavy he was unable to lift it by himself.

Video shows Belal, who runs a web design and development company, entering the water and easing it further from the shore.

“I was walking back from a meeting with my mate along the Barbican when we just saw this huge jellyfish,” said Belal. “I have never seen anything like it.

“We could see it was stuck and the tide was going lower and lower, so someone had to do something about it. I went down and saw it was moving so I started pushing it out into the water.

“We watched it for about half an hour afterwards and it was definitely moving so I think we managed to save it.

“It was so heavy I couldn’t lift it myself.”

Watch Belal moving the huge jellyfish below:

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Belal, who is originally from Palestine but has lived in Plymouth for the last 10 years, was wary of the jellyfish’s tentacles which can deliver a painful sting.

But, fortunately for him, the worst injury he picked up was a small cut on his foot from a sharp rock which did not require any further treatment.

“Some people did warn me that it could sting me or be dangerous but I am aware that there is a certain way of holding – not from underneath,” he said.

“I took it from its head and pushed it away.

“I was not really scared. The water was very cold though!

“When I got out I realised I had a cut on my foot but it was nothing serious.”

 





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