Donarun Das, 30, from Pondicherry, India, was diving when he came across a juvenile stingray trapped in a ghost net.

The net, trapping several other marine life as well as the stingray, spanned over 500 metres.

โ€œI was solo diving when I came across the net,โ€ said the Technical Diver, Das.

โ€œGhost nets are a real problem here – some of the nets are active, but a lot of them, having their tow lines cut just lie in the bottom.