Great White Rescue Attempt

Robin Schnaible – “We got to Whitecrest about an hour later and came upon a huge crowd of people working to save a 10-12′ Great White that had beached itself. The shark was still alive but had suffered some internal injuries. Several beachgoers were pouring buckets of water over him while others dug a holding pool and a trench to drag him back into the ocean. They had tied one end of a rope around its tail and a paddleboarder carried the other end out to a boat to help tow it in. It was an impressive effort, but unfortunately the shark did not swim off once he was back in the water.” ~ Whitecrest Beach, Wellfleet, Cape Cod, September 6, 2015

Pictures taken from Wellfleet Police Department Facebook Page


One Comment Add yours

  1. Jenna Govier says:

    What a shame that it appears it didn’t survive. Amazing to see so many people willing to help. These sharks certainly don’t live up to their horrible reputation and I’m glad people can see past the fear of them and notice a vulnerable animal that needs help!


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