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Shark Washes Ashore on Rehoboth Beach

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Photo Courtesy Colby Beaumont Photo Courtesy Colby Beaumont

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - A Delaware man made a startling discovery when he hit the beach this week: a shark.

Colby Beaumont said he encountered a shark that washed ashore and made its way onto the sand on Rehoboth Beach on Friday.

Beaumont said he tried to push the shark back into the water by prodding it with driftwood, but it was too heavy and didn't budge.

He said another person dragged the shark by the tail and got it back into the water. The shark was estimated to be 4 ½ feet-long.

Beaumont said a fisherman told him it looked like a sand tiger shark, but Delaware state scientists who reviewed photographs said they thought it looked like a smooth dogfish shark.

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