Never ones to shrink from a challenge, a group of sentimental New Yorkers yesterday pushed a struggling six-foot beached shark back to sea in a "Jaws-dropping" drama off the Rockaways, reports the New York Daily News. "It was freaking out. Its tail was flopping everywhere," said a 10-year-old swimmer. "Maybe it got separated from its family."
But the beachgoers were punished for their pains; swimmers were barred from the water for the rest of the day as the shark circled. "I was scared, but I dove in anyway and got yelled at," said one teenager. A local acquarium director praised the efforts to save the fish with the monster incisors. "They gave him a shot," he said.