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.

“I was solo diving when I came across the net,” said the Technical Diver, Das.

“Ghost 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.

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