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Underwater photographer, Jake Wilton, was diving with British TV broadcaster and marine biologist, Monty Hall, on Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia when the manta ray approached them

Incredible moment, a massive mantra ray called Freckles pleads for help to remove hooks embedded under her eye

  • Photographer, Jake Wilton, was diving in WA when the manta ray approached
  • The beam, freckles, turned her body so that Jake hooks got stuck under her eye
  • She remained completely still under water so that Jake could remove all hooks
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A manta ray with metal hooks in her eyes was filmed and begs a group of snorkelers to save her life.

The heartbreaking images show the radius, the nickname Freckles by local divers, approaching the group on Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia.

The three-meter-wide soft giant bounced her body to reveal that she had several metal hooks that were stuck under her right eye.

Underwater photographer, Jake Wilton, was diving with British TV broadcaster and marine biologist, Monty Hall, on Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia when the manta ray approached them

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Underwater photographer, Jake Wilton, was diving with British TV broadcaster and marine biologist, Monty Hall, on Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia when the manta ray approached them

The three-meter-wide soft giant flipped her body over and showed them the hooks as if she knew she would be in danger without the help of the diver

The three-meter-wide soft giant flipped her body over and showed them the hooks as if she knew she would be in danger without the help of the diver

The three-meter-wide soft giant flipped her body over and showed them the hooks as if she knew she would be in danger without the help of the diver

Underwater photographer Jake Wilton decided that he simply had to remove the hooks to save the life of the beautiful creature.

After several attempts, Wilton has released freckles and saved her from a nasty infection or even blindness.

Wilton said he believes freckles recognized him and trusted him because he regularly leads snorkelers in that area.

& # 39; She came closer and approached and began to unfold to present the eye to me, & # 39; he said.

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& # 39; I knew we had to remove the hooks from her eye or that she would have run into major problems. & # 39;

After a few attempts, Mr. Wilton needed a final five to clear things up.

Jake said he believes freckles recognized him and trusted him because he regularly led snorkelers in that area

Jake said he believes freckles recognized him and trusted him because he regularly led snorkelers in that area

Jake said he believes freckles recognized him and trusted him because he regularly led snorkelers in that area

& # 39; I went down one last time and the manta remained completely still in the water & # 39 ;, he said.

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The video shows how Jake triumphantly rises from the ocean with the hooks before the jet swims majestically away.

British marine biologist Monty Halls, who was on board at the time, said the manta should have known that Mr. Wilton was trying to help.

A friendly giant: What is a manta ray?

Manta rays are a large fish with flat bodies.

They are seven meters wide and live for approximately 50 years.

Unlike stingrays, manta rays have no external peak and are completely harmless to humans.

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Mantas are found in tropical and sub-tropical waters in all major oceans in the world, and also dive in temperate seas.

& # 39; Jake went down and down again. She never moved. I'm sure the manta knew Jake was trying to get the brackets out, & he said.

& # 39; That manta definitely understood what was going on. Jake went down again and again and she just remained silent in front of him, & said Mr. Halls.

Unlike stingrays, manta rays have no external peak and are completely harmless to humans.

They can grow up to seven meters wide and live for around 50 years.

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Experts believe that the manta eye of the injured may have been infected, leading to blindness and even death.

Coral Bay, located along a portion of Ningaloo Reef, is one of the best places in the world to swim with manta rays that gather in large numbers throughout the year.

Other marine animals that appear on the World Heritage List reef include humpback whales, dolphins, whale sharks, dugongs and turtles.

After several attempts, Jake was able to successfully remove the hooks from under the freckles

After several attempts, Jake was able to successfully remove the hooks from under the freckles

After several attempts, Jake was able to successfully remove the hooks from under the freckles

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