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A not-so-great day at the beach for this stranded great white shark

In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, beachgoers on Cape Cod in Massachusetts rescued a young, stranded great white shark, dousing the animal with water until officials arrived to guide it back into the ocean.

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Finally tonight, our "NewsHour" Shares of the day, something that caught our eye which might be of interest to you, too.

    Beachgoers in the Cape Cod town of Chatham had a rare on-land encounter with a great white shark Monday. The seven-foot-long shark had been chasing seagulls and then was beached on shore when the tide went out; iPhone video of what happened next has drawn more than two million views on YouTube. It shows Chatham harbormaster Stuart Smith pouring buckets of water over the shark's gills to keep it alive until help arrived.

    Smith and a colleague were able to tie a rope around the ailing animal and tow it back into the water. A second video posted yesterday shows what happened after rescuers resuscitated the shark and pulled it out to deeper water, where they waited to see if it would regain strength.

  • WOMAN:

    Oh, look at him.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The shark swam away about three hours after the rescue effort started.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Must be summer. Sharks.

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