I was there so let me explain what happened. Police arrive on the beach after being called and find kids holding the mouth of the shark open. The shark was approximately 25 yards from the edge of the water and appeared lifeless. The shark had already at this point been out of the water 20 min. The people inquired the officer about putting it back in the water and due to the safety hazard that would have caused the officers told them no. The officer tried to call the Aquarium and UNCW and had no luck from either one. The officer then tried to contact public works to come out and remove the animal fro the beach. Public works was unable to respond so he called a tow truck which has removed sharks from the beach in the past.
That is what happened. If the officer's allowed the bystanders to try and put the shark back in the water and one of the kids would have gotten bitten every monday night Quarterback on this sight would be bashing them because they allowed a kid to get injured.
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