CHATHAM, MA (July 15, 2015) – A great white shark became stranded on a Cape Cod beach Monday, and incredible video shows beachgoers saving it.
According to WCVB, a 7-foot juvenile male shark beached itself trying to get a seagull near the barrier breach on South Beach.
“Last year we know that sharks were in that area, and that it got shallow and it was hard for them to get out,” Cynthia Wigren, of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy told WCVB. “It was hard for them to get out, but for a shark to be beached, is a big deal.”
Video footage shows beachgoers crowding around the shark and dumping water on it to keep it alive.
When officials arrived, the tied a rope to the shark’s tail fin, and a boat dragged the animal into the water.
A group of rescuers then towed the shark into deeper waters.
A witness posted a video of the incident and it already has over 1.5 million views.