Surprised witnesses first thought it was dead, but then realized it was still living. They starting throwing buckets of water on it so it could still breathe and stay alive until rescuers showed up. "We felt really bad for it," one helper said. "It was just trying to get some food so we didn't want it to die."
But this shark story has a happy ending. Rescuers were able to return the male shark to the water and revive him. Hopefully he found something else to eat for dinner!